|Archbishop Ottone Visconti|
Lord of Milan|
Archbishop of Milan
|Coat of arms|
|Noble family||House of Visconti|
8 August 1295|
Abbey of Clairvaux
|Occupation||Archbishop, Podestà of Novara|
He was the son of Ubaldo Visconti, lord of Massino, Albizzate and Besnate, and one Anastasia (some sources attribute her the Pirovano last name). Before the accession to the archbishopric, he was assistant to the Papal legate and cardinal Ottaviano Ubaldini. In 1260 he was Podestà of Novara.
On 22 July 1262 Visconti succeeded as archbishop of Milan to Leone da Perego, elected by Pope Urban IV in opposition to Martino della Torre and Manfredi of Sicily. He fought for the rule of the city with the Torriani family, and especially with Napo della Torre, who had denied him access to Milan and had defeated an army under Teobaldo Visconti, later Pope Gregory X, Ottone's nephew, at Angera in 1276. However, in the following year Ottone decisively defeated him in the Battle of Desio: this victory began the rule of Visconti over Milan and Lombardy, which lasted until 1450.
As effective lord of the city, he embellished it and enhanced the economy.
- Rocca Borromeo di Angera (Varese) Hall of Justice - Fresco showing Ottone Visconti, archbishop of Milan, returning to Milan in 1277
- Rocca Borromeo di Angera (Varese) Hall of Justice - Fresco showing the battle of Desio in 1277
- Angera castle (Varese) Hall of Justice - Fresco showing Ottone Visconti, archbishop of Milan, and his army in 1277
- Angera castle (Varese) - Archbishop Ottone Visconti enters Milan after the Battle of Desio
- Tomb of the Archbishops Ottone and Giovanni Visconti in the Milan Cathedral
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ottone Visconti.|
- Crivelli Visconti, Vittorio Urbano (1972). La nobiltà lombarda. Bologna. p. 6.
Napo della Torre
|Lord of Milan
| Succeeded by|
Matteo I Visconti