Luigi Reggio e Branciforte, principe di Campofiorito

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Luigi Reggio e Branciforte

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: San Giovanni de Tartari, Acireale, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Death: October 29, 1757 (79)
Immediate Family:

Son of Stefano Reggio Saladino, II principe di Aci and Dorotea Branciforte Colonna
Husband of Caterina Gravina
Father of Maria Lucrezia Reggio and Stefano Reggio, principe di Aci
Brother of Francesca Reggio; Lucrezia Reggio e Branciforte; Andrea Reggio e Branciforte and Michele Reggio e Branciforte

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About Luigi Reggio e Branciforte, principe di Campofiorito

Campofiorito, Prince Louis of Reggio and Branciforte. - He was born in San Giovanni de 'Tartars (Catania) on November 5 1677, Don Stephen Reggio Saladin and Dorothy Branciforte Colonna-Romano. At the age of nine years he was granted the title of Duke of Valverde. In 1696 he was given the title of prince of the chain, for testamentary disposition of the ancestor Louis. In 1704 he inherited from his father the title of Prince of Aci Aci San Antonio and San Felipe, Prince of Campofiorito, Marquis of Broom, Baron Valguarnera Campofiorito and Rachali. These estates covered territories extended from Palermo to Catania. Meanwhile, 28 July 1698 and Gravina Gravina had married Catherine, daughter of Prince Palagonia Ignatius Sebastiano.

In the early eighteenth century was the ambassador of the Kingdom of Sicily from Philip V. Captain General of the Kingdom of Sicily in 1713, passed to the new king, Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy, a series of reports on the general state and uses of the Kingdom, and the state government of Palermo, and ports and fortifications of Palermo, Messina, Siracusa and Trapani and Milazzo. Grandee of the first class, Knight of the Order of Calatrava, commanding general of the Spanish army, in 1718 he obtained the commendation of S. Calogero, with a pension of 1,180 crowns. In Spain he held high office, the first captain-general of the province of Guipuzcoa, then Viceroy of Valencia. Accused of embezzlement committed in the administration of the viceroyalty, he was tried for extortion, screditandosi the eyes of Spanish and foreign diplomats, that even respected him - as had earlier reported Count of Paris Rottembourg - "beaucoup d'esprit et de de connaissance ".

Protected by Queen Elizabeth Farnese, as talented Italian, C. was sent later as Spanish ambassador to the Republic of Venice, where he arrived on Sept. 15. 1737.

In addition to the normal protection of Spanish interests in the Veneto region, received precise instructions from the court of Madrid about the Kingdom of Naples, for which - wrote to the First Secretary of State Neapolitan Montealegre October 5, 1737 - "My main task is reduced to promote and stimulate the interest of the King of the Two Sicilies, as I do for those in Catholic Majesty, and to understand this Republic, that here Napoletana MS will have a friend who will defend its interests as their own, so that it is appropriate to credit advice with specific obligation to serve the two courts "(Arch Naples State, Foreign, Venice, strand 2245).

In fact, Charles of Bourbon, intent on strengthening the domestic United, had not yet covered all the embassies. Only 17 December 1737, after numerous calls of C. - On which he pressed the Senate that he had intended to Naples Alvise (IV) Luigi Mocenigo - was sent to Venice as ambassador extraordinary to Spain Naples Abbot Joseph of Castromonte Baeza. But this did not prevent C. to continue to have a sort of patronage on the representation of Naples, being interested in the granting of passports, welcoming the noble Neapolitan, organizing the stay of Queen Maria Amalia. A tangible sign of its location is the extensive correspondence from April 6, 1737 al 12 March 1740 with the first Secretary of State in Naples, where C. sent detailed reports about the conditions of the Republic and of the diplomatic missions accredited in addition to numerous news sources Venetian Empire, Turkey, the pirates. In recognition of his services reached him, in 1740, the knighthood of the Order of St. Gennaro.

Meanwhile, a series of meetings in 1738 with Prince Pio, the Austrian ambassador, had given him the charge of the French foreign minister Amelot negotiate a separate agreement between Spain and the Empire, which the C. replied, supported by Catholic Majesty, by rejecting any responsibility on the initiative of the imperial representative. This incident did not, however, alienated the popularity of Louis XV, when, in 1740, was chosen by Philip V to replace the Marquis de Las Minas. Thus began a long service in Paris, which dovevaaccrescergli the favor of Queen Elizabeth Farnese, he constantly informed - through a secret correspondence sent to the Marquis Scotti - of all the events and intrigues of the court of Versailles.

Nell'ag. 1740, the C. received by Philip V - worried about the formidable armaments prepared by the British to attack Spanish America - the full powers to sign treaties of alliance and commerce under discussion for over two years with French government. In a subsequent ..........

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Luigi Reggio e Branciforte, principe di Campofiorito's Timeline

November 5, 1677
Acireale, Catania, Sicily, Italy
October 7, 1725
Age 47
October 29, 1757
Age 79