Lorenzo III of Italy
Fictional Character
Through Darkest Europe
1st POD: c. 1100 CE
2nd POD c. 1265 CE
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Grand Duchy of Italy
Religion: Catholicism
Date of Birth: c. 1990s
Relatives: Giuseppe (brother)
Political Office(s): Grand Duke of Italy

Lorenzo III abruptly succeeded to the throne of the Grand Duchy of Italy in AH 1439/AD 2018, when his father Cosimo III was killed by Maria Conti, an Aquinist suicide bomber. Hotheaded and untrained for his eventual role, Lorenzo's first mistake was to organize a spectacular public funeral for his father. Lorenzo sent his brother Giuseppe away from the funeral as a designated survivor, his sole concession to saner advice that the event provided Aquinists with a huge target. Indeed, terrorists attacked the procession and killed a few international dignitaries and several innocent bystanders, and wounding many more. (In fact, many were hit by bullets from Lorenzo's and other VIPs' bodyguards returning fire.)

Royal offices
(Fictional Work)
Preceded by
Cosimo III
Grand Duke of Italy
(Through Darkest Europe)

Reign began 2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent at novel's end