Name: Pier della Vigna
Alternate Name: Piero della Vigna
Death Date: 1249
Description: Chief minister, private secretary, and chief counselor of Frederick II as well as a poet, Piero fell into disfavor in 1249 and was imprisoned and blinded. His downfall was reputedly due to calumnious courtiers. In despair, Piero committed suicide a few months later.
Associated Location: Napoli