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Caffaro of Genoa
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Caffaro di Rustico da Caschifellone

Date of Birth: About 1080

Place of Birth: Genoa

Date of Death: About 1166

Place of Death: Genoa


Caffaro, from Rustico da Caschifellone (near Genoa in the Val Polcevera), was born around 1080. A member of an aristocratic family descending from Ido, a 10th-century vice-count of Genoa who belonged to the ‘Compagna’ of the Porta (in the area of the San Pietro in Banchi church), Caffaro…

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Airaldi & Alex Mallett, Gabriella, “Caffaro of Genoa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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