Castaldo, Cardinal. Alfonso b. November 6, 1890 d. March 3, 1966 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Casoria born Alfonso Castaldo was the third of five children born to a merchant and his wife. Receiving his early education in his native village, he entered seminary in Cerreto Sannita, moving later to those of Pozzuoli and Naples, in which city he also frequented the local university. Ordained priest there on June 8, 1913 by Msgr. Angelo Michele Iannacchino, he served as military chaplain in the Italian Army during the Great War, being successively named provost of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Duomo San Gennaro, Naples, Cittą Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy Plot: Cappella del Succorpo.
de Anjou, Charles b. March, 1226 d. January 7, 1285 French and Italian Monarch. He was the Count of Anjou and Maine, and reigned as King of Naples and Sicily, King of Jerusalem and Albania. Born the youngest son of King Louis VIII and Blanche de Castile, in 1246 he married the twelve years old Beatrice, heiress of Provence and became Count of Provence. After negotiations with two popes that altogether lasted more than ten years, he was crowned King of Naples and Sicily in January 1266. On February 26, 1266 he defeated King Manfred of Sicily, a...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Duomo San Gennaro, Naples, Cittą Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
de Anjou, Charles Martel b. September, 1271 d. August 12, 1295 Nobility. Born the eldest son of Charles II and Maria of Hungary. He was declared heir to the kingdom of Hungary after the assassination of his uncle Lįszló IV. He resigned his post as Vicar General of Naples which he had held since 1289 and went to Hungary where he was opposed by the Hungarians. They installed Andrįs III instead. Supported by the pope and his mother (who transferred her rights to him) and after a revolt against Andrįs, he was installed as titular king in 1292. He was married...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Duomo San Gennaro, Naples, Cittą Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy