A Cyclopaedia of Female Biography/Aloara

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An Italian princess, daughter of a count named Peter. She was married to Pandulph, surnamed Ironhead, who styled himself prince, duke, and marquis. He was, by inheritance, prince of Capua and Benevento, and the most potent nobleman in Italy. He died at Capua, in 981, leaving five sons by Aloara, all of whom were unfortunate, and three of them died violent deaths. Aloara began to reign conjointly with one of her sons in 982, and governed with wisdom and courage. She died in 992.

It is asserted that Aloara put to death her nephew, lest he should wrest the principality from her son; and, that St Nil then predicted the failure of her posterity.