Diomede Carafa was the son of the Neapolitan nobleman Antonio “Malizia” Carafa and Caterina Farafalla. His family was closely involved in preparing and implementing the transition of power from the Anjou dynasty, which had ruled Naples until 1442, to the Aragonese, who finally entered Naples in triumph after a seven-year campaign against the Angevins. Diomede had been sent by his father in 1423 to the Aragonese court at Barcelona, and spent nearly two decades of his life in the military service of King Alfonso V of Aragon. He was part of the victorious army which took Naples in 1442 and was wounded in battle, although his heroic participation in the party which secretly entered the city through its sewage system in …

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Cartolano, Antonio. "Diomede Carafa". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 August 2011
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