List of Counts and Dukes of Apulia and Calabria in Southern Italy from the 11th century to the 12th century: ...more on Wikipedia about "List of Counts of Apulia and Calabria"
In 1452 the Italian family of Este, Lords of Ferrara, were created Dukes of Modena and Reggio, becoming Dukes of Ferrara also in 1471. In 1597, they lost the succession of Ferrara itself to the Papal States. They continued to rule the Duchy of Modena and Reggio in the Emilia until 1796, when it became part of Napoleon Bonaparte's Cispadane Republic. In 1814 it was restored under the Habsburg grandson of the last Este Duke, continuing until it was annexed by Piedmont-Sardinia in 1859. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of Dukes of Modena"
Luca Pitti ( 1398 - 1472) was a Florentine banker during the period of the republic presided over by Cosimo de' Medici. He was loyal friend and servant to the Medici and the republic. He was awarded a knighthood, and received lavish presents from both the Signory of Firenze and the Medici family as a reward for helping maintain the government during the last years of Cosimo's rule when Cosimo was too old and feeble to maintain power alone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Luca Pitti"
Lucien Louis Joseph Napoleon Cardinal Bonaparte ( November 15, 1828- November 19, 1895) was born in Rome, the son of Charles Lucien Bonaparte and his wife Zénaïde. His father was the son of Lucien Bonaparte and his mother the daughter of Joseph. His godfather was his cousin, the future Napoleon III. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lucien-Louis-Joseph-Napoleon Cardinal Bonaparte"
Lucrezia Borgia (or "Lucrecia Borgia") ( April 14 or April 18, 1480 - June 24, 1519) was the daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, the powerful Renaissance Valencian who would later become Pope Alexander VI and Vannozza dei Cattani. Her brother was the notorious despot Cesare Borgia. Lucrezia's family later came to epitomise the ruthless Machiavellian politics and sexual corruption alleged to be characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy. In this story Lucrezia was cast as a femme fatale, a role she has played in many artworks, novels and films. No authentic portrait of Lucrezia is known, though several paintings, such as Bartolomeo Veneziano's fanciful portrait (see illustration) have been said to depict her. Often these images are simply part of Lucrezia's myth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lucrezia Borgia"
The Marchese Drago and Feudal Barone Scannutura di Trapani of Sicily is a title of nobility. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marchese Drago"
Her Royal Highness Princess Margherita Isabella Maria Vittoria Emanuella Elena Gennara of Savoy-Aosta was born on April 7 1930 in Naples, Italy as the first child of HRH Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta and HRH Princess Anne d'Orléans. ...more on Wikipedia about "Margherita, Archduchess of Austria-Este"
Mary of Enghien, also Maria d'Enghien, ( 1367 – May 9, 1446) was Countess of Lecce 1384– 1446, and, by her second marriage, Queen of Naples and titular Queen of Sicily, Jerusalem, and Hungary 1406– 1414. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mary of Enghien"
Massimo Taparelli, marquis d'Azeglio ( Turin, October 24, 1798 - January 15, 1866), was an Italian statesman, novelist and painter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Massimo Taparelli, marquis d'Azeglio"
Palemonowicze were a dynasty of Grand Princes of Ruthenia and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania that reigned from the 10th to the 14th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Palemonowicze"
Piccolomini is the name of an Italian noble family, which was prominent in Siena from the beginning of the 13th century onwards. In 1220, Engelberto d'Ugo Piccolomin received the fief of Montertari in Val d'Orcia from the emperor Frederick II as a reward for services rendered. The family acquired houses and towers in Siena and castles in the republic: territory, including Montone and Castiglione; the latter they sold to the commune in 1321. ...more on Wikipedia about "Piccolomini"
Pietro Verri ( 1728- 1797) was born in Milan to a conservative noble family and received a strongly religious education, from which he began to rebel when he reached his twenties. He volunteered to serve in the Seven Years War in order to escape his father's decision to register him for legal studies, but quit after a year. He wrote Gli elementi del Commercio (Elements of Commerce) and Discorso sulla felicità (Discourse on Happiness) but is most famous for his Osservazioni sulla tortura (Observations on Torture) and for his involvement in the journal Il Caffè, an important reference on Milanese illuminism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pietro Verri"
Paul V, né Camillo Borghese (Rome, September 17, 1550 – January 28, 1621) was Pope from May 16, 1605 until his death. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pope Paul V"
the late Prince Alliata, H.R.H. Andrea Boezio, born in 1974, lives in northern Italy, near Milan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Prince Alliata"
Prince Octavio Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi ( November 11, 1599 - August 11, 1656), Austrian Generalfeldmarschall, was born in Florence, and carried a pike in the Spanish service at the age of sixteen. ...more on Wikipedia about "Prince Octavio Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi"
Queen Paola ( Dutch Paula, French Paola, born Princess Paola Ruffo di Calabria, born September 11, 1937) is the queen consort of Albert II of Belgium. She is the youngest daughter of Prince Don Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, 6th Duke of Guardia Lombarda ( 1884- 1946), and his wife, the former Countess Luisa Gazelli di Rossana e di Sebastiano ( 1896- 1989). She is of Italian and Belgian ancestry and was hailed as one of the leading beauties of Europe in her youth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Queen Paola of Belgium"
Raimondo del Balzo Orsini (died 17 January 1406), also known as Raimondello, a remarkable nobleman of the Kingdom of Naples. He was Count of Soleto (1382), Duke of Benevento (1385-1401), Prince of Taranto (1393-1406), Count of Lecce (1401-06), Duke of Bari, Grand Constable of the Kingdom of Naples, Gonfaloner of the Holy Roman Church (1385, confirmed in 1399 together with principality of Taranto). ...more on Wikipedia about "Raimondo del Balzo Orsini"
Raimondo, Count of Montecúccoli or Montecucculi ( de: Raimondo Graf Montecúccoli), (born February 21, 1608 or 1609 at the castle of Montecucculo in Modena; died October 16, 1680 at Linz) was an Austrian general who was also prince of the Holy Roman Empire and Neapolitan duke of Melfi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Raimondo Montecuccoli"
Ranuccio Farnese ( September 17, 1630 — December 11, 1694), or Ranuccio II, was the sixth Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1646 until his death nearly 50 years later. He was the eldest son of Odoardo Farnese, fifth Duke of Parma, and Margherita de Medici. His son, Odoardo II Farnese, become the seventh Duke of Parma upon Ranuccio II's death. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma"
Roger Borsa (1060/1061 – February 22, 1111) was the son and successor of Robert Guiscard, the Norman conqueror of Southern Italy and Sicily. His mother was Sikelgaita, an imposing warrior Lombard noblewoman. His ambitious mother arranged for Roger to succeed his father in place of Robert Guiscard's eldest son by another wife, Bohemund of Taranto. According to John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich: ...more on Wikipedia about "Roger Borsa"
Cardinal Scipione Borghese ( 1576- 1633) was an Italian Renaissance art collector and member of the noble Borghese family. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scipione Borghese" Tell your opinion about shortopedia
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta ( 1417 – 1468) ("the wolf of Rimini") was lord of Rimini, Fano, and Cesena from 1432. He was widely considered by his contemporaries as one of the most daring military leaders in Italy and commanded the Venetian forces in the 1465 campaign against the Ottoman Empire. He was also a poet and patron of the arts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sigismondo Malatesta"
Saint Thomas Aquinas [Thomas of Aquin, or Aquino] (c. 1225 – March 7, 1274) was an Italian Catholic philosopher and theologian in the scholastic tradition, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Universalis. He is the most famous classical proponent of natural theology. He gave birth to the Thomistic school of philosophy, which was long the primary philosophical approach of the Catholic Church. He is considered by the Catholic Church to be its greatest theologian and one of the thirty-three Doctors of the Church. There have been many institutions of learning named after him. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thomas Aquinas"
Prince Aimone Roberto Margherita Maria Giuseppe Torino, 4th Duke of Aosta, was born on 9 March 1900 in Turin. He was the second son of Prince Emanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta (son of Amadeus I of Spain and Princess Maria Vittoria) and Princess Hélène (daughter of Prince Philippe of Orléans and the Infanta Maria Isabel of Spain). His great grandfather was King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, making him a member of the House of Savoy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta"
The princes Torlonia are a Roman family, with origins in a huge fortune gained during the 18th and 19th century by the administration of the finances of the Vatican. ...more on Wikipedia about "Torlonia" http://www.shortopedia.com - Xtending Info.
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