that lasted eleven years and ended with her death at the age of thirty one. He married secondly Violante, the daughter of Galeazzo Visconti, Lord of Pavia. Violante brought to the marriage two million gold florins, numerous towns and castles in Piedmont, an area that borders France and Switzerland, just below the Alps. The couple were married in Milan in 1368, but it was during the marriage festivities that the duke became ill and died the same day, the 7th October of 1368. Lionel was initially buried at Pavia, but according to his wishes he was later interred with his first wife at Clare Priory, in Suffolk.
to be food poisoning, but there are those who considered his death suspicious.