Albert Pallavicini

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Albert Pallavicini (Italian : Alberto Pallavicini) was the fifth marquess of Bodonitsa from his father's death until his own in 1311. His father was Thomas, a great-nephew of the first marquess, Guy. Albert married Maria dalle Carceri, a Venetian noblewoman from Euboea. He even obtained a sixth of that island.

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Preceded by
Thomas Pallavicini
Marquess of Bodonitsa
c. 1300–1311
Succeeded by
Maria dalle Carceri and
Guglielma Pallavicini

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