Marco Antonio Colonna, Duque de Tallacoz

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Marcantonio Colonna, Duque de Tallacoz

Nicknames: "Marco Antonio Colona"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lanuvio, Rome, Lazio, Italia
Death: Died in Medinaceli, Province of Soria, Castille and Leon, España
Place of Burial: Medinaceli, Italia
Immediate Family:

Son of D. Ascanio Colona, Duque de Tallacoz and Juana de Aragón
Husband of Duquesa Da. Feliche Ursino
Father of Fabrizio Colonna, principe di Paliano; Duquesa Da. Victoria Colona; Giovanna Colonna and Costanza Colonna
Brother of Marquesa Da. Victoria de Colon; Agnese Colonna; Fabrizio Colonna and Girolama Colonna

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About Marcantonio Colonna, Duque de Tallacoz

Il papa Pio V lo nominò capitano generale delle galee della Chiesa nella battaglia di Lepanto contro i turchi e dopo la vittoria fu portato in trionfo in Campidoglio.

Viceré di Sicilia sotto Filippo ll per nove anni.

In Palermo creò due porte: porta Colonna (oggi detta nuova) e porta Felice

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

Marcantonio II Colonna (sometimes spelled Marc'Antonio; 1535 – August 1, 1584), Duke of Tagliacozzo and Duke and Prince of Paliano, was an Italian general and admiral.


Biography


Marcantonio Colonna, born at Civita Lavinia, was a member of the Colonna noble family of the Lazio, then one of the most powerful fief holder of the Papal States and the Kingdom of Sicily, which was under Spanish rule. His parents were Ascanio Colonna, Duke of Tagliacozzo and Giovanna d'Aragona.


In 1553–1554, during the war against Siena, Colonna was created commander of the Spanish cavalry. At the Battle of Lepanto (October 7, 1571), his admiral ship was protagonist of the decisive victory of the Christian League against the Ottoman fleet. On his return to Rome, Pope Gregory XIII confirmed him Captain General of the Church.


In 1577 King Philip II named him Viceroy of Sicily. Marcantonio Colonna was also Lord [Signor] of Marino, then a village some kilometers south of Rome, where the population honoured him with a great feast which is held yearly still today, under the name of "Sagra dell'uva".


Famous descendants


Queen Paola of Belgium is a descendant of Admiral Colonna on 13th generation. Her great-great-grandfather Fulco Giordano Ruffo di Calabria married Maria Felice Alliata, whose paternal grand-mother is Felice Colonna, a descendant of the admiral and the Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna-Maria Mancini couple.

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Marco Antonio Colonna, Duque de Tallacoz's Timeline

1535
February 25, 1535
Lanuvio, Rome, Lazio, Italia
1557
1557
Age 21
1584
August 1, 1584
Age 49
Medinaceli, Province of Soria, Castille and Leon, España
1584
Age 48
Medinaceli, Italia
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