Adorno family

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Adorno
Arms of the house of Adorno.svg
Coat of arms of the Adorno family
Current region Italy
Place of origin Republic of Genoa
Founded12th century
FounderAdorno
TitlesDoge of Genoa
MottoIuncti et Fortes
Omnia Praetereunt
Adurnus Utroque Paratus
Cadet branches
  • Botta Adorno

The Adorno family was a noble family of the Republic of Genoa, with the branches of Botta in Milan, several of whom were Doges of the republic.
The family is considered one of the most influential in the history of the republic.[1]

The elder branch was extinct in 1634, and the titles, fiefdoms and surname were inherited by the Botta family of Milan, which has since been called Botta Adorno. The Botta family has been attested since 1298, with the progenitor Simone Botta, a citizen of Cremona. The Botta Adorno became extinct in 1882.

They were generally rivals of the Fregoso family. Both families rose to power in the late 14th century.

Origins[edit]

History[edit]

Family tree[edit]

Adorno Family
Adorno
(Unknown-1186)
Anna Felicia
Barisone
Adorno
UnknownPietro
Adorno
UnknownAdorno
Adorno
Simona
di San Siro
Lanfranco
Adorno
Benvenuta
da Serino
UnknownUnknown
Daniele
Adorno
Marietta
Giustiniani
Galeotto
Adorno
Gabriele Adorno
(1320–1383)

Notable members[edit]

Doges of the Republic of Genoa[edit]

Castles and palaces[edit]

Cultural references[edit]

The first of the Adorno doges, Gabriele Adorno, is also the tenor role in Giuseppe Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adorno Family | ruling family of Genoa". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  2. ^ "Adórno". treccani.it. treccani.it. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  3. ^ "ADORNO, Gabriele". treccani.it. treccani.it. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  4. ^ Roger Parker (2007). The New Grove Guide to Verdi and His Operas. p. 165. ISBN 0199727813.