Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi

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Marino Torlonia (29 July 1861 – 5 March 1933), the 4th Prince di Civitella-Cesi, duke of Poli and Guadagnolo, was an Italian nobleman.


He was born in Poli, Italy, the sixth son of Prince Don Giulio Torlonia, the 2nd Duke di Poli e di Guadagnolo, and his wife, Princess Donna Teresa Chigi della Rovere-Albani.

Torlonia's paternal grandmother was Princess Donna Anna Sforza-Cesarini, a descendant of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan and patron of Leonardo da Vinci. Torlonia's maternal grandmother was Princess Donna Leopoldina Doria-Pamphili-Landi, the granddaughter of Leopoldina of Savoy-Carignan, a princess of the royal family of Piedmont and Sardinia, which later became the Royal Family of Italy. The descendant of many popes,[1] Torlonia inherited the administration of the Banca Torlonia, which worked the finances of the Vatican and several other investments. He was one of the richest noblemen in Italy around the beginning of the twentieth century, and introduced the first motor car in Rome.

On August 15, 1907 Torlonia married Mary Elsie Moore (1889–1941), a Connecticut heiress who was studying in Rome. She was a daughter of the American shipping broker Charles Arthur Moore, a tool manufacturer in Greenwich, Connecticut, and of Mary L. Campbell. Mary Elsie Moore's brothers were Eugene Maxwell Moore (who married Titanic survivor Margaret Graham) and her niece, Bettine Moore, daughter of another brother, Charles Arthur Moore, Jr., married William Taliaferro Close (they are the parents of actress Glenn Close). Charles Arthur Moore, Jr. took a break between St Paul's School and Yale by joining Robert Peary's Arctic Expedition in the summer of 1897.

Marino Torlonia and Mary Elsie Moore had four children:


16. Don Marino Tourlonias (Torlonia)
8. Prince Don Giovanni-Raimundo Torlonia, Duke of Bracciano
17. Donna Mariangela Lanci
4. Prince Don Marino Torlonia, Duke of Bracciano, of Poli and Guadagnolo
18. Johannes Schultheiss
9. Anna-Maria Schultheiss
19. ¿?
2. Prince Don Giulio Torlonia, 2nd Duke of Poli and Guadagnolo
20. Prince Don Gaetano Sforza-Cesarini, Duke of Segni
10. Prince Don Francesco Sforza-Cesarini, Duke of Segni
21. Donna Marianna Caetani
5. Princess Donna Anna Sforza-Cesarini
22. Don Henri Conti, Duke of Poli and Guadagnolo
11. Donna Gertrude Conti, Duchess of Poli and Guadagnolo
23. Donna Marianna Conti
1. Prince Don Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince di Civitella-Cesi
24. Prince Don Sigismondo Chigi
12. Prince Don Agostino Chigi della Rovere, Prince of Farnese
25. Princess Donna Flaminia Odescalchi
6. Prince Don Sigismondo Chigi della Rovere, Prince of Farnese
26. Prince Don Carlo Barberini-Colonna, Prince of Palestrina
13. Princess Donna Carlotta Amalia Barberini-Colonna
27. Princess Donna Giustina Borromeo
3. Princess Donna Teresa Chigi della Rovere-Albani
28. Prince Don Giovanni Andrea Doria-Pamphilj-Landi, Prince of Melfi
14. Prince Don Luigi Doria-Pamphilj-Landi, Prince of Melfi
29. Princess Leopoldina Maria of Savoy-Carignano
7. Princess Donna Leopoldina Doria-Pamphilj-Landi
30. Prince Don Domenico Orsini dei Duchi di Gravina
15. Princess Donna Teresa Orsini dei Duchi di Gravina
31. Princess Donna Faustina Caracciolo

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  1. ^ Including Pope Paul III, Pope Julius II, and Pope Alexander VI. "Ancestry at Genealogics".