Rossetti

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The House of Rossetti is an Italian noble, and Boyar Princely family appearing in the 14th-15th century, originating among the patrician families, during the Republic of Genoa, with branches of the family establishing themselves in the Kingdom of Austria, and France, and as boyars in Romania that gave Princes of Wallachia and Moldavia. The variants of the name are spelled Ruset, Rosset, Rossetti, of Byzantine and Italian origins.[1] There are several branches of the family named after their estates: Roznovanu, Solescu, Bălănescu, Răducanu, Ciortescu, Tescanu, and Bibica. The Rosetti family in Wallachia is another branch of the family who initially settled in Moldavia.[2]. The origins of the Rossetti family suggest descent from the Della Gherardesca family, a noble family of Germanic origins whose alliance with the Hohenstaufen Emperors had brought the family to prominence in Tuscany, and made them the leaders of the Ghibellines, who feuded against the Guelphs for political control during the Guelph and Ghibelline Wars between 1120s–1320s.

Notable people with the surname Rossetti include:

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