[Home]History of PaoloDiAvitabile

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Reports of the time show him as a cruel leader, but pleasant company!

"he acts like a savage among savage men, instead of showing them that a Christian can wield the iron sceptre without staining it by needless cruelty"

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As one of the few European adventurers in the area, he succeeded in building a fortune and getting away with it. He returned to Naples, where he built a grand home in San Lazzaro (Agerola). He died under suspicious circumstances soon after marrying a local girl. The following legal battle over his inheritance, and the many distant relatives asserting their claims, made Avitabile's cousin something of a byword in Italy.

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