Picenardi family papers
Identifier: Vault MSS 769
Scope and Contents
Contains deeds and other legal documents of the Picenardi family. Documents are handwritten on parchment, and deal primarily with family land holdings in northern Italy. Also includes some information on the Sfondrati family. Materials date from between 1443 and 1563.
- Picenardi (Family : Italy) (Creator, Family)
Language of Materials
Materials are in Latin, with annotations in Italian.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Picenardi family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Picenardi family were political and religious leaders in Cremona and Mantua. Leonardo Picenardi (died 1465) was a patrician in Cremona. He married Paola Nuvoloni in 1424, and they had three children: Elisabetta, Orsina, and Stefano. In 1442 he was appointed the mayor of Mantua by Gian Francesco Gonzaga, but was found to be rebellious by Gonzaga's successor and was stripped of his holdings in 1444. His son, Stefano (died 1516), had four sons, Leonardo, Alessandro, Annibale, and Cleto. Leonardo and Alessandro joined the Church, and Annibale the military. Cleto became a doctor of law, and married Giulia Sfondrati; they had one child, Sigismondo. Alessandro left his fortune, including the Castle of San Lorenzo, to his nephew, Sigismondo. Sigismondo died without an heir, leaving the family estate in the control of his mother and uncle Leonardo.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Picenardi family papers
- Leslie Evens
- 2011 December 13
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.