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The Farnese family was an influential family in Renaissance Italy. The family could trace its origins back to around AD 984. Important members include Pope Paul III and the Dukes of Parma. Several important architectural works and antiquities are associated with the Farnese family, either through construction or acquisition. These include the Palazzo Farnese in Rome and the Villa Farnese in Caprarola. Raphael was famous for depicting illustrious figures of the Classical past with the features of his Renaissance contemporaries. ... Pope Paul III (February 29, 1468 – November 10, 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope from 1534 to 1549. ... The Duchy of Parma was a small Italian state between 1545 and 1802, and again from 1814 to 1860. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Parma (PR) Mayor Elvio Ubaldi (since May 28, 2002) Elevation 55 m Area 260 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 175,789  - Density 676/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Parmigiani (Parmensi are called the provinces inhabitants) Dialing code... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... I archaeology, an artifact or artefact is any object made or modified by a human culture, and often one later recovered by some archaeological endeavor. ... A mid-18th century engraving of Palazzo Farnese by Giuseppe Vasi Palazzo Farnese, Rome (housing the French Embassy), is the most imposing Italian palace of the sixteenth century (Sir Banister Fletcher) (1). ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (496. ... The Villa Farnese at Caprarola is sometimes incorrectly known as the Villa Caprarola. ... Caprarola is a small village of grey stone houses approximately 35 miles from Rome. ...

The Farnese's Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma
The Farnese's Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1035, 353 KB) Description: Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma, Italy own image, taken March 28th, 2002 Photographer: Herbert Ortner, Vienna, Austria File links The following pages link to this file: Parma Farnese ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1035, 353 KB) Description: Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma, Italy own image, taken March 28th, 2002 Photographer: Herbert Ortner, Vienna, Austria File links The following pages link to this file: Parma Farnese ...

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Events Births December 27 - Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (died 1411) Domenico da Piacenza, Italian dancemaster (died 1470) John Dunstable, English composer (died 1453) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish statesman and rebel leader (died 1436) Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (died 1447) John VIII Palaeologus Byzantine Emperor (died 1448) Deaths... Events March - French troops under Guy de Richemont besiege the English commander in France, Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, in Caen April 15 - Battle of Formigny. ... For other uses, see number 1435. ... Events Richard Fox becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... The current Pope is Benedict XVI (born Joseph Alois Ratzinger), who was elected at the age of 78 on 19 April 2005. ... Pope Paul III (February 29, 1468 – November 10, 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope from 1534 to 1549. ... The French word née (feminine) or né (masculine) (or the English word nee) is still commonly used in some newspapers when mentioning the maiden name of a woman in engagement or wedding announcements. ... Events Baeda Maryam succeeds his father Zara Yaqob as Emperor of Ethiopia Births February 29 - Pope Paul III (died 1549) Juan del Encina, Spanish poet, dramatist and composer Charles I of Savoy John, Elector of Saxony (died 1532) Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Franciscan prelate and first bishop of Mexico... Events July - Ketts Rebellion Francis Xavier arrives in Japan. ... Giulia Farnese was one of the mistresses of the Pope Alexander VI. She was known as Giulia la bella, which in Italian means Giulia the Beautiful. Lorenzo Pucci described her as most lovely to behold. Cesare Borgia, the son of Alexander VI, described her as having dark colouring, black eyes... Pope Alexander VI (1 January 1431 – 18 August 1503), born Roderic Borja (Italian: Borgia), (reigned from 1492 to 1503), is the most controversial of the secular popes of the Renaissance and one whose surname became a byword for the debased standards of the papacy of that era. ... Pier Luigi Farnese is also the name of Pier Luigi Farnese (b. ... The Duchy of Parma was a small Italian state between 1545 and 1802, and again from 1814 to 1860. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Parma (PR) Mayor Elvio Ubaldi (since May 28, 2002) Elevation 55 m Area 260 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 175,789  - Density 676/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Parmigiani (Parmensi are called the provinces inhabitants) Dialing code... 1503 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 16 - Grand Duke Ivan IV of Muscovy becomes the first Tsar of Russia. ... Categories: Families | Farnese | Italian history | Italian nobility | Political families ... A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official in the Roman Catholic Church, a member of the College of Cardinals, ranking below the Pope and appointed by him during a consistory of the College. ... mary elline m. ... Events Rebellion of the Catholic League against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. ... Events March 1, 1524/5 - Giovanni da Verrazano lands near Cape Fear (approx. ... 1586 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... A portrait of a 12-year-old Ranuccio Farnese by Titian Ranuccio Farnese (1530-1565) was Cardinal of Santa Lucia in Messina, Sicily from 1545 to his death in 1565. ... June 25 - Augsburg confession presented to Charles V of Holy Roman Empire. ... // Events March 1 - the city of Rio de Janeiro is founded. ... Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1545 - 1592) was the son of Duke Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma and Margaret, the illegitimate daughter of the Habsburg Emperor Charles V. Thus Alessandro was the nephew of Philip II of Spain and of Don John of Austria. ... Events February 27 - Battle of Ancrum Moor - Scots victory over superior English forces December 13 - Official opening of the Council of Trent (closed 1563) Battle of Kawagoe - between two branches of Uesugi families and the late Hojo clan in Japan. ... Events January 30 - The death of Pope Innocent IX during the previous year had left the Papal throne vacant. ... Ranuccio Farnese (March 28, 1569 — March 5, 1622) or Ranuccio I, was the fourth Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1592 until his death. ... Events January 11 - First recorded lottery in England. ... Events January 1 - In the Gregorian calendar, January 1 is declared as the first day of the year, instead of March 25. ... Odoardo Farnese (1573-1626), Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy. ... Events January 20 - Mathias becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... // Events The Westminster Confession of Faith Ongoing events Wars of the Three Kingdoms, including the English Civil War (1642-1649) Births February 4 - Hans Erasmus Aßmann, Freiherr von Abschatz, German statesman and poet (d. ... Ranuccio II Farnese. ... Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... Events February 6 - The colony Quilombo dos Palmares is destroyed. ... Francesco Farnese. ... Events August 10 - Treaty of Nijmegen ends the Dutch War. ... Events 1727 to 1800 - Lt. ... Antonio Farnese (May 29, 1679 - February 26, 1731) was Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1727 until his death. ... Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... Elizabeth Farnese, queen of Spain Elizabeth Farnese (October 25, 1692 – July 11, 1766), Queen consort of Spain, also known as Isabel de Farnesio or Isabella Farnese, was the only daughter of Odoardo II Farnese, Duke of Parma. ... This is a list of Spanish monarchs—that is, rulers of the country of Spain in the modern sense of the word. ... King Philip V of Spain (December 19, 1683 – July 9, 1746) or Philippe of Anjou was king of Spain from 1700 to 1746, the first of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain. ... Charles III of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

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  • Farnese family tree from about 1390 to 1766.

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Villa Farnese - definition of Villa Farnese in Encyclopedia (951 words)
The Villa Farnese was commissioned by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese a grandson of Pope Paul III who was known for advancing the ambitions of his relations.
Farnese was a courteous man of letters, however the Farnese family as a whole became unpopular with the following pope, Julius III.
The frescoes portray the exploits of such worthies as Alexander the Great, Hercules and of course the Farnese family themselves: in the 'Hall of the Farnese Annals' decorated by the Zuccaro brothers, the Farnese are depicted at all their most glorious moments, from floor to coffered ceiling.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Alessandro Farnese (553 words)
Farnese was employed by the popes on various legations and embassies.
In 1539, he was legatus a latere of Paul III at the court of Charles V, to make peace between the emperor and the King of France, and to sever the alliance with England, also to arrange for a general council.
Farnese was an ardent promoter of the Tridentine reforms.
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