The successful claimant, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
Vincenco II, whose death in December 1627 sparked the war
The fortified town from an engraving of 1745. On the left the river Po, and to the right the star-shaped cittadella
Siege of Casale Monferrato, 1630
Memorial to asbestos victims on the former Eternit factory site.
French chief minister Cardinal Richelieu; the war ultimately proved a major foreign policy success for France
Piazza Mazzini
The Torre Civica
The Cathedral's narthex
Piazza Mazzini; in the background Via Saffi leads past the civic tower towards Piazza Castello
Santa Caterina. Note the elliptical drum
The Theatre
Neoclassical façade of Santa Croce by Francesco Ottavio Magnocavalli
Ai caduti: the war memorial
Palazzo Treville
Palazzo San Giorgio, the town hall
Portrait of Anna d'Alençon by Macrino d'Alba
Niccolò Musso, self-portrait
Ascanio Sobrero
Roberto Bolle
Piazza Santo Stefano
Church of Santo Stefano
Carlo Alberto
The Castle
The Torre Civica
San Domenico
Synagogue of Casale
The cathedral of Sant’Evasio

Fighting centred on the fortress of Casale in Montferrat, which the Spanish besieged twice, from March 1628 to April 1629, then September 1629 to October 1630.

- War of the Mantuan Succession

In the 17th century Casale was heavily involved in the War of the Mantuan Succession and besieged by French and Spanish troops.

- Casale Monferrato

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