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Sfondrati (Family : Italy)

 Family

biographical statement

Citation

Papal genealogy, 2004: p. 94 (Sfondrati family; originally of Spanish extraction; founded by Francesco Sfondrati (1493-1550) and Anna Visconti de Madrone (d. 1535); Francesco was a count of the Holy Roman Empire, joined the Church after death of wife, became cardinal and bishop of Cremona; son, Niccolò, became a cardinal in 1583, elevated to pope as Gregory XIV (1590-1591); Niccolò's brother, Paolo, was Baron of Valassina and Count of Riviera; Paolo's sons continued as political, military, and religious leaders, Ercole became Duke of Montemarciano, Francesco a general in the papal forces and marchese of Montafia, and Paolo Emilio a cardinal and papal secretary of state; last male Sfondrati was Carlo (d. 1788))

Wikipedia, via WWW, May 1, 2013 (Francesco Sfondrati (1493-1550); trained as a lawyer, taught law at the University of Pavia; politician, became count of Riviera di Lecco in 1537; m. Anna Visconti, seven children; Anna died Nov. 20, 1538)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Sfondrati family letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 771
Scope and Contents Contains handwritten letters on paper, many of which are partially or entirely in code. The letters are written to Pope Gregory XIV and his brother, Paolo Sfondrati, and relate to the family's political and Catholic Church relationships in Italy and Spain.
Dates: 1583

Sfondrati family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 519
Scope and Contents Collection includes letters, promissory notes, and other handwritten documents relative to matters between the Sfondrati family and political leaders in the region. Many of the items relate to family financial matters. Materials date from between 1531 and 1788.
Dates: 1531-1788

Sfondrati family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 520
Scope and Contents Contains depositions, legal opinions, letters, and other materials from the Sfondrati family. Much of the materials deal with the inheritance of lands from Isabella di Capua, of the Cybo-Malaspina family of Massa.
Dates: 1501-1665

Sfondrati family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 522
Scope and Contents Contains letters to and from members of the Sfondrati family. These materials relate to personal as well as many political and Church matters in Italy and Europe. One of the items is from King Henry IV of France.
Dates: 1497-1706

Sfondrati family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 523
Scope and Contents Contains handwritten documents on parchment related to members of the Sfondrati family. These materials concern personal as well as political and Church matters in Cremona and Mantua, Italy, and other parts of the region.
Dates: 1478-1593

Sfondrati family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 524
Scope and Contents Contains legal documents, land records, and family papers related to the Sfondrati and associated families in northern Italy. The papers primarily deal with the heraldry and land holdings of the family in the region. Notes and other materials by later researchers in the collection are also included. The materials date from between 1494 and approximately 1900.
Dates: approximately 1494-1900

Sfondrati family papers regarding Guadalcanal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 516
Scope and Contents Contains handwritten and printed items relating to the administration of the fiefdom of Guadalcanal. Includes information on the assignment of the area to Ercole Sfondrati, as well as its later administration. The materials also document the conflict between Sfondrati and Gaspar Alfonso Perez de Guzman over its control. Documents date from between 1599 and 1659.
Dates: 1599-1659