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Laura Martinozzi

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Birthplace: Fano, Papal State
Death: Died in Rome, Italy
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Daughter of Geronimo Martinozzi; Girolamo Martinozzi; Laura Margherita Mazzarini and Laura Mazarini
Wife of Alfonso IV d'Este, Duca di Modena e Reggio
Mother of Francesco d'Este; Mary of Modena and Francesco II, Duca di Modena
Sister of Anne Marie Martinozzi, Princess of Conti

Occupation: Duchesse de Modáene
Managed by: Hannelore Caulk Scheu
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About Laura Martinozzi, Duchess of Modena

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Martinozzi

Laura Martinozzi (27 May 1639 – 19 July 1687) was a Duchess consort of Modena. On the death of her husband, she became the regent of the Duchy in the name of her son, Francesco.

Biography

She was born in Fano to Cardinal Mazarin's eldest sister, also named Laura, and her husband Count Girolamo Martinozzi da Fano, a Roman noble of an ancient family.

She was one of the Mazarinettes: the seven nieces of the Cardinal, that he brought to France in order to arrange for them rich and politically advantageous marriages, including Hortense and Olympia Mancini.

For two years Laura lived in France under the guardianship of her uncle and "quasi stepmother", Anne of Austria. On her sixteenth birthday, 27 May 1655, she was married to the Duke of Modena, Alfonso IV d'Este. The wedding by proxy occurred at the Palace of Compiègne with the Count of Soissons acting as the Duke of Modena.

They had three children, two of which survived infancy.

Maria Beatrice d'Este (1658–1718), who married the future King James II of England, and Francesco (1660–1694), who was the Duke of Modena and Reggio from 1662 to 1694.

Laura was abandoned by her son and died in Rome in 1687, shortly before the birth of her grandson, James, Prince of Wales.

The mentally and physically weak Francesco II came under the influence of his half-brother Cesare, and thus Laura moved to Rome with her mother. She was buried in the Este chapel of the Church of San Vincenzo at Modena.

Issue

Francesco d'Este, Hereditary Prince of Modena (1657–1658) died in infancy;

Maria Beatrice Anna Margherita Isabella d'Este (1658–1718) married James II of England and had issue; known as Mary of Modena;

Francesco d'Este, Duke of Modena (1660–1694) married Margherita Maria Farnese, no issue.

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Laura Martinozzi (27 May 1639 – 19 July 1687) was the regent of the Duchy of Modena and Reggio in the name of her son, Francesco. She was born in Fano to Cardinal Mazarin's eldest sister, also named Laura, and Girolamo Martinozzi, an Italian noble. She was one of the Mazarinettes: the seven nieces of the Cardinal, that he brought to France in order to arrange for them rich and politically advantageous marriages, including Hortense and Olympia Mancini.

In 27 May 1655, Laura was married to the Duke of Modena, Alfonso IV d'Este. They had two children: Maria Beatrice d'Este (1658-1718), who married the future King James II of England, and Francesco (1660-1694), who was the Duke of Modena and Reggio from 1662 to 1694.

Laura was abandoned by her son and died in Rome in 1687, shortly before the birth of her grandson, James, Prince of Wales. She was buried in the Este chapel of the Church of San Vincenzo at Modena.

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Laura Martinozzi (1)

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Last Edited=29 Sep 2005

    Laura Martinozzi is the daughter of Hieronymus Martinozzi and Laura Mazarini. (1) She married Alfonso IV d'Este, Duca di Modena, son of Francesco I d'Este, Duca di Modena and Mary Farnese, on 27 May 1655. 

She died on 19 July 1687.

Child of Laura Martinozzi and Alfonso IV d'Este, Duca di Modena

-1. Mary Beatrice Eleanora Anne Margaret Isabella d'Este+ b. 5 Oct 1658, d. 7 May 1718

Forrás / Source:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10141.htm#i101401

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Laura Martinozzi, Duchess of Modena's Timeline

1639
May 27, 1639
Fano, Papal State
1657
1657
Age 17
1658
September 25, 1658
Age 19
Modena, Modena e Reggio
1660
March 6, 1660
Age 20
Modena
1687
July 19, 1687
Age 48
Rome, Italy
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