Fieschi family

The Fieschi were a noble merchant family from Genoa, Italy, from whom descend the Fieschi Ravaschieri Princes of Belmonte. Of ancient origin, they took their name from the progenitor Ugo Fliscus, descendants of the counts of Lavagna.[1]

Place of origin Republic of Genoa
Founded11th century
FounderUgo Fliscus
Final headMaria Maddalena Fieschi
TitlesCount of Lavagna

The family had close ties with the Angevin kings of Sicily. Later they also established links with French kings. The Fieschi family produced two popes and 72 cardinals.[2]