Salviati family

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Salviati coat of arms in a stained-glass window of the Salviati Chapel in San Marco, Florence
Current regionTuscany
Adam and Eve, from the workshop of Giovanni della Robbia, with the Salviati arms at lower right (The Walters Art Museum)

The Salviati were a prominent Florentine family. Members of the family frequently occupied public positions; there were 20 Salviati gonfalonieri and 62 priori. The first recorded member of the family is Cambio di Salvi, who occupied both positions.[1]

Francesco Salviati, archbishop of Pisa, was hanged from the walls of the Palazzo della Signoria in 1478 for his part in the Pazzi Conspiracy.[1]

Cassandre Salviati, daughter of Bernardo Salviati (who moved in France with Catherine de' Medici and owned Château de Talcy) was the muse of poet Pierre de Ronsard, and her niece, Diane Salviati - of poet Agrippa d'Aubigné.[citation needed]

The cardinal Anton Maria Salviati was mostly known for having been a benefactor. In Rome, he refounded the Arcispedale of San Giacomo degli Incurabili and founded the Collegio Salviati at his own expense at the end of XVI century.


  1. ^ a b Roberto Palmarocchi (1936). Salviati (in Italian). Enciclopedia Italiana. Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed October 2015.

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