Guaimar IV, prince of Salerno

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Prince Waimar IV of Salerno

Italian: principe Guaimario IV di Salerno
Also Known As: "Guaimario V"
Birthplace: Capua, Caserta, Campania, Italy
Death: June 03, 1052 (34-43)
Salerno, Campania, Italy (Assassinated)
Immediate Family:

Son of Guaimar III, prince of Salerno and Gaitelgrima di Salerno, regent
Husband of Porpora de Tabellaria and Gemma di Salerno, di Marsico
Father of Ioannes III, prince of Salerno; principessa Gaitelgrima di Salerno; prince Gifuls II of Salerno, duca di Amalfi; Prince Landolf of Salerno; Princess Sikelgaita of Salerno and 3 others
Brother of Guido of Salerno, duke of Sorrento; Paldolf di Salerno and ... di Salerno
Half brother of Giovanni III, principe di Salerno

Occupation: Prince of Salerno(1027-1052), Duke of Amalfi(1039-1052), Duke of Gaeta(1040-1041), Prince of Capua(1038-1047)
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Guaimar IV, prince of Salerno

"adopted" by Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor *[ book THE HISTORY OF THE NORMANS ]

Guaimar IV (c. 1013 – 2, 3 or 4 June 1052) was Prince of Salerno (1027–1052),[2] Duke of Amalfi (1039–1052), Duke of Gaeta (1040–1041), and Prince of Capua (1038–1047) in Southern Italy over the period from 1027 to 1052. He was an important figure in the final phase of Byzantine authority in the Mezzogiorno and the commencement of Norman power. He was, according to Amatus of Montecassino, "more courageous than his father, more generous and more courteous; indeed he possessed all the qualities a layman should have—except that he took an excessive delight in women."


3. GUAIMAR ([1011/12]-murdered 3 Jun 1052). The dating clause of a charter dated Nov 1018 refers to the thirtieth year of "principatus domni…Guaimari" and the first year of "principatus domni Guaimari eius filii…principibus"[963]. The dating clause of a charter dated Jul 1020 refers to the thirtieth-second year of "principatus domni Guaimari" and the second year of "principatus domni Guaimarii optato filio…principes"[964]. This is the only reference so far found to Prince Guaimar IV having been the adopted son of Prince Guaimar III. The Catalogus Principum Salerni record that "Weimarius alter eius filius [=Weimarius]" succeeded his father as GUAIMAR IV Prince of Salerno and ruled for 34 years and 17 days[965]. - see below.

  1. m firstly (before May 1023) GEMMA, daughter of ---
  2. m secondly PURPURA, daughter of --- (-before 1032).
  3. m thirdly (before May 1032) GEMMA of Capua, daughter of LAIDOLF of Capua & his first wife

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