Faà di Bruno

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Faà di Bruno is the name of an Italian noble family based in the areas of Asti, Casale, and Alessandria, which provided the Counts (later Marquises) of Bruno. In 1703 the family became additionally counts of Carentino.[1]

The family arrived in Casale from Vignale around 1500, in the person of Tommaso Faà, who was secretary to the Senate of Monferrato. The brothers Ardicino and Ortensio acquired the castle of Bruno, near Acqui, and were made joint-lords (consignori) of Bruno.[2] Subsequently, prominent members included:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Goffredo Casalis, Dizionario geografico, storico, statistico, commerciale degli stati di S.M. il re di Sardegna, ed. by Goffredo Casalis, 28 vols (Turin: G. Maspero, 1833–56) III (1836), 528.
  2. ^ Casalis, p. 716.
  3. ^ Iain Fenlon, ‘Faà di Bruno, Giovanni Matteo [Horatio, Orazio]’, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
  4. ^ Giuseppe Cappelletti, Le chiese d’Italia: dalla loro origine sino ai nostri giorni, 21 vols (Venice: Giuseppe Antonelli, 1844–70) XIV (1858), 128.
  5. ^ Carlo A-Valle, Storia di Alessandria dall'origine ai nostri giorni, 4 vols (Turin: Falletti 1853–1855) IV (1855), 318.
  6. ^ ‘Storia Accademia di Agricoltura di Torino’, istituticulturali.it.
  7. ^ ‘Comune di Bruno’, astigiano.com.
  8. ^ Saagaban is identified with apios tuberosa in the article ‘Saagaban’, in Heinrich August Pierer, Pierer's Universal-Lexikon der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, 4th edn., 19 vols (Altenburg: Verlagsbuchhandlung von H. A. Pierer, (1857–1865), XIV (1862), p. 637.
  • Scrivanti Franco, Bruno, www.ilmonferrato.info. (in Italian)