Luigi Mattei

Luigi Mattei

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Luigi Mattei was an Italian military General and Marquis de Belmonte. During the 17th century he commanded troops loyal to the papal armies of Barberini Pope Urban VIII and Pamphili Pope Innocent X during the Wars of Castro. Mattei was the second son of Asdrubale Mattei, Marquis di Giove, of the House of Mattei and his wife Costanza Gonzaga of the House of Gonzaga. His older brother, Girolamo Mattei, became Duca di Giove. He was the nephew of Ciriaco Mattei and Cardinal Girolamo Mattei. He is variously described as Baron Mattei, a Papal Marquis and Papal Army Field Marshall. It is more likely, though, that he was simply a skilled military leader loyal to the papacy of Pope Urban VIII and then later Pope Innocent X. Pier Francesco Mola's Mars with an Amorino was painted for Mattei. During the late 1630s, Pope Urban and his Barberini nephews came into conflict with the Farnese Dukes of Parma sparking the conflict known as the First War of Castroshow more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136626667
  • 9786136626666