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Old 04-03-2019, 06:30 AM
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The "unknown" soldier of the King in the quarries of Villa Ada: the discovery in Rome:

https://www.ilmessaggero.it/roma/new...-4401255.html#
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:38 AM
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Casola di Terenzo (in the Emilia-Romagna region) celebrates Pierina Leporati's 100 years: as a child she met Queen Elena of Savoy:

https://www.gazzettadiparma.it/news/...di-savoia.html

Sunday 7 at 3.30pm, at Palazzo Madama in Turin theatrical visit to the apartments of Madama Reale Maria Giovanna Battista of Savoy-Nemours:

https://www.lastampa.it/2019/04/05/t...M/premium.html

Wednesday 17 April at 5.30 pm Palazzo Madama in Turin presents a conference titled "matrimonial intrigues between Turin and Paris: the correspondence of Bishop Albert Bailly with the Mesdames Royales":

https://www.mentelocale.it/torino/ev...dame-reali.htm
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:21 PM
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Cardinal Maurizio of Savoy and the mystery of the tombstone hidden in Via Alfieri in Turin.

It is likely that the marble stele, at number 9, was made to be affixed by Cardinal Maurizio of Savoy, in memory of an ancient church that once existed outside the walls, then fell into ruin, and had it rebuilt by the same Savoy bishop in the center city

There is a mysterious tombstone in the atrium of a noble building on Via Alfieri, at number 9, at the base of the courtly staircase. It is dated 1650. It has an engraving of eight lines: some of the words have been abraded or erased by time, and it is written in a Latin that is not too academic. Below is a likely translation (the dots indicate those parts of the text that are no longer decipherable and that are widely positioned in the tombstone):

"In the year of Salvation 1650, Maurizio prince of Savoy dedicated to the clementissima Virgin, hope of the penitents and ... of the pious people, this temple started and (then) fell into ruin with the war ... moved within the walls of the city to be preserved that that had been realized with so much piety ".

Certainly the tombstone was to commemorate a very important event: probably the reconstruction of a church, which perhaps once stood outside the city walls and which Cardinal Maurizio had wanted to celebrate and have rebuilt in a more central area. Where the old church was located, and where the new one was rebuilt, we are not able to know. The question, somewhat curious, remains therefore shrouded in mystery.


What we can get to know is the figure of Maurizio of Savoy, the prelate who ordered some stonemasons of the time to engrave and place the tombstone, which today is probably in a different place from the original one. Who moved it, if it was really moved, it is not known.

Maurizio of Savoy was the younger son of Carlo Emanuele I, duke of Savoy, and Caterina Michela of Habsburg. He was started very young to the ecclesiastical career, but for purely political reasons, so much so that in reality he never took the vows (he was appointed cardinal at the age of 15). Later, he became bishop of Vercelli. He received the nomination of protector of France to the Holy See. He was among the participants in the Conclave of 1623, in which Pope Urban VIII was elected.

After the Treaty of Rivoli (1634), he sided with the Spaniards, who granted him the analogous office that was already attributed to him for France, that of protector of Spain. On the death of his brother Vittorio Amedeo I, Duke of Savoy, Cardinal Maurizio sided with his brother Tommaso Francesco, prince of Carignano, against the widow Cristina of Bourbon-France, who directed the Duchy with the title of regent, first in the name of son Francesco Giacinto and then, at the premature death of the latter, in the name of the very young Carlo Emanuele II, who legitimately succeeded him in a hereditary line. At that time, the nobility, the upper bourgeoisie and the clergy hung in a balanced way between two opposing factions: the so-called principes, pro-Spanish and supporters of Prince Tommaso, and the Madamistas, pro-French and supporters of the royal Madama, as it was called the regent Christine Marie of France.

In August 1639, Turin was by now controlled by the prince troops, led by the cardinal Maurizio and Prince Tommaso, and Cristina, with her little son Carlo Emanuele, was forced to flee the city. However, a few months later, the regent and the small future duke were able to return to Turin again, freed by the opposing troops and "usurpers" with the help of the French troops, commanded by the Marquis d'Harcourt. In 1642, as a good diplomat, Cardinal Maurizio negotiated an agreement with his sister-in-law Cristina, obtaining the Lieutenancy of Nice and even the hand of the thirteen-year-old niece, Luisa Cristina di Savoia, daughter of Cristina herself and of the late brother Vittorio Amedeo I, whom he married after advocating and obtaining the necessary papal dispensation. Then he finally left the cardinal's purple, he devoted himself to philosophical and literary studies.

He died in today's Villa della Regina, on the Turin hill, leaving no heirs. The body was buried at the Sacra di San Michele. And with the body, perhaps, even the small secret of the Via Alfieri tombstone.

Torino, il mistero della lapide nascosta in via Alfieri – PiemonteTopNews
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:05 PM
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Princess Maria Pia attend the Ballo Dei 100 e non piu 100 on 13 Apriil in Casale Monferrato, Italy.

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Old 04-19-2019, 04:10 AM
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Here article about Princess Maria Pia in Casale Monferrato:

https://www.ilmonferrato.it/notizia/...al-museo-di-lu

https://www.citynow.it/massimiliano-...le-monferrato/

https://www.ilmonferrato.it/articolo...allo-dei-cento
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:20 AM
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After the Treaty of Rivoli (1634), he sided with the Spaniards, who granted him the analogous office that was already attributed to him for France, that of protector of Spain. On the death of his brother Vittorio Amedeo I, Duke of Savoy, Cardinal Maurizio sided with his brother Tommaso Francesco, prince of Carignano, against the widow Cristina of Bourbon-France, who directed the Duchy with the title of regent, first in the name of son Francesco Giacinto and then, at the premature death of the latter, in the name of the very young Carlo Emanuele II, who legitimately succeeded him in a hereditary line. At that time, the nobility, the upper bourgeoisie and the clergy hung in a balanced way between two opposing factions: the so-called principes, pro-Spanish and supporters of Prince Tommaso, and the Madamistas, pro-French and supporters of the royal Madama, as it was called the regent Christine Marie of France.

In August 1639, Turin was by now controlled by the prince troops, led by the cardinal Maurizio and Prince Tommaso, and Cristina, with her little son Carlo Emanuele, was forced to flee the city. However, a few months later, the regent and the small future duke were able to return to Turin again, freed by the opposing troops and "usurpers" with the help of the French troops, commanded by the Marquis d'Harcourt. In 1642, as a good diplomat, Cardinal Maurizio negotiated an agreement with his sister-in-law Cristina, obtaining the Lieutenancy of Nice and even the hand of the thirteen-year-old niece, Luisa Cristina di Savoia, daughter of Cristina herself and of the late brother Vittorio Amedeo I, whom he married after advocating and obtaining the necessary papal dispensation. Then he finally left the cardinal's purple, he devoted himself to philosophical and literary studies.
Very interesting how in a royal house which observed strict Salic law a woman nevertheless could obtain robust power as a regent.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:49 AM
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Very interesting how in a royal house which observed strict Salic law a woman nevertheless could obtain robust power as a regent.
And the fact too that she was a Princess of France by birth,Christine de France was a daughter of Henri IV.
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:46 AM
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The Court of Cassation rejected Brigit Hamer's appeal against the acquittal of Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy:

https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/norm...B&refresh_ce=1

For Easter Guided tour at Palazzo Madama in Turin guided tour of the exhibition dedicated to the Madame Reali:

https://www.torinotoday.it/eventi/vi...squa-2019.html
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:58 AM
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The Court of Cassation rejected Brigit Hamer's appeal against the acquittal of Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy:

https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/norm...B&refresh_ce=1
It is actually quite a messy story.

In 1978 Dirk Hamer, Birgit's brother, was killed by a gunshot exploded by Vittorio Emanuele.
However, in 1991 he was acquitted by a French Court from the charge of unintentional homicide.
In 2006 Vittorio Emanuele was recodere admitting that, in reference to Hamer's death and the subsequent trial, he was wrong but had fooled the French judges.
Birgit Hamer then wrote a book, where she insisted that Vittorio Emanuele was guilty of her brother's murder and called for a new trial.
Vittorio Emanuele then sued her, accusing her of calumny, which under Italian law is the crime of falsely accusing, before the authorities, one of a crime he didn't commit.
Italian court acquitted Hamer from that charge; she then, in turn, sued Vittorio Emanuele for calumny (with reference to the previous accuse of calumny).
In first instance, Vittorio Emanuele was acquitted from that charge.
Hamer has appealed against it in front of the Court of Cassation, that has now confirmed the acquittal (from the charge of calumny).
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Literary park dedicated to Queen Margherita in Monza (Lombardia):

https://libri.icrewplay.com/parco-le...na-margherita/
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:42 AM
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Event in Mondello (near Palermo - Sicily) about Queen Elena and Princesses Mafalda and Jolanda today and tomorrow:

https://palermo.repubblica.it/societ...06/?refresh_ce
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:17 PM
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The group "Croce Bianca" of Turin visits royal tombs of King Vittorio Emanuele III and Queen Elena in Vicoforte:

Vicoforte: il gruppo "Croce Bianca" di Torino in visita alla tombe dei Savoia┬*-┬*Targatocn.it

In memory of Queen Giovanna:

Reali di Bulgaria, quel matrimonio "francescano" celebrato in Basilica | San Francesco - Rivista della Basilica di San Francesco di Assisi

Royal House of Savoy and events in 2019:

https://www.consulpress.eu/savoia-una-casa-millenaria/

https://www.consulpress.eu/savoia-20...opere-di-bene/
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Princess Maria Pia attend "Meme Si le Soleil Se Cache" Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies book signing at Maxims on 5 June in Paris


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