Originally Posted by Vicomte de Valjean
Hi, everyone! Does anyone happen to know what are the courtesy titles for the children of a marchese?
It would be necessary to know the particular family.
Originally Posted by trebor
Italy is complicated, due to the various entities granting titles. Debrett's Correct Form, page 380 has a discussion. "Children of a noble without the styles of Don and Donna, and without a territorial title, are styled, e.g. Nobile Antonio dei Conti Selvatichelli, and with a territorial title "Nobile Antonio Sevatichelli dei Conti di Acquatorta (dei = of the family).
Indeed, and further complicated by the fact that in some families with titles inherited by male primogeniture, younger sons or even daughters who were strictly only entitled to be "dei Marchesi di ..." would use "Marchese" or "Marchesa", or lower titles, as a courtesy.
Today, of course, all titles are used only as a courtesy, as the nobility of Italy has been abolished.