Filippo Colonna (1578 - 1639)

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Nicknames: "Prince of Paliano"
Death: Died
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About Filippo Colonna

Don Filippo Colonna, Prince of Paliano, was an Italian nobleman, who was the head of the Colonna family of Rome and the hereditary Gran Connestabile at the court of Naples.

A nephew of Carlo Borromeo and grand nephew of Gian Giacomo Medici, he married Lucrezia Tomacelli, dei signori di Galatro (1576-1622) in 1597.

His rebuilding of Palazzo Colonna began the process of creating a unified structure of the assortment of medieval buildings. He realized the monumental garden entrance on Monte Cavallo.

At his death it was revealed that he had appointed his son Girolamo his heir, thus started a war of succession between Federico and Girolamo.

He had five children;

  1. Anna Colonna (d.1658), wife of Taddeo Barberini (Prince of Palestrina). Mother of Lucrezia Barberini (the Duchess of Modena and ancestress of most modern royalty), Maffeo Barberini and Carlo Barberini.
  2. Federico Colonna, Prince of Paliano, Prince of Butera (1601-1641) married Margarita Branciforte and had issue;
  3. Girolamo Colonna (1604-1666) elevated to Cardinal in 1627 by Pope Urban VIII (the uncle of his brother-in-law Taddeo)[3].
  4. Marcantonio V Colonna, Prince of Paliano (1606/1610-1659) married Isabella Gioeni Cardona, Princess of Castiglione and had issue; father in law of Maria Mancini;
  5. Carlo Colonna, Duke of Marsi, Patriarch of Jerusalem (1607-1686) died unmarried.
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