Giovanni Andrea Doria, II principe di Melfi

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Giovanni Andrea Doria, II principe di Melfi

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Birthplace: Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Death: February 02, 1606 (66)
Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Place of Burial: Genoa, Liguria, Italy
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Son of Giannettino Doria and Ginetta di Carlo d’Adamo Centurione
Husband of Zenobia del Carretto Doria and Catharina von Lysfelt
Father of Maria Vittoria Doria, Duchessa Gonzaga di Guastalla; Andrea Doria, III principe di Melfi; cardinal Giovanni Doria, Giannettino; Artemisia Doria and Carlo I Doria, I duca di Tursi
Brother of Placidia Doria and Gironima Spinola

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About Giovanni Andrea Doria, II principe di Melfi

- http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/giovanni-andrea-doria_%28Dizionario-Biografico%29/

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Andrea_Doria

Giovanni Andrea Doria, also Gianandrea Doria (1539–1606), was an Italian admiral from Genoa. He was the son of Giannettino Doria, and the father of Cardinal Giovanni Doria. He became the Admiral of the Genoese Fleet in 1556, and commanded the combined Christian fleet of the Holy League at the Battle of Djerba in 1560, which was won by the Ottoman Turks under the command of Piyale Pasha. He also participated in the Battle of Lepanto (1571), commanding the right wing, which was won by the Christian forces and signaled the first ever defeat of the Ottoman Turks at sea. Doria also led an expedition against the Barbary states in 1601.


Knight commander of the Order of Santiago. Marquis of Tursi and 6th Prince of Melfi (both titles inherited from his relation and adoptive father, the famed Genoese admiral Andrea Doria).

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Giovanni Andrea Doria, II principe di Melfi's Timeline

1539
February 5, 1539
Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, Italy
1569
1569
Italy
1570
September 7, 1570
Genoa, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
1573
March 24, 1573
1574
June 7, 1574
Genoa, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
1576
August 1, 1576
Genoa, Liguria, Italy
1606
February 2, 1606
Age 66
Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, Italy
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Genoa, Liguria, Italy