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Michele Lorenzo Mancini

Also Known As: "Michele Lorenzo MANCINI", "Astrologue ca"
Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Rome
Death: October 1650 (36-44)
Immediate Family:

Son of Paolo Lucio Mancini and Vittoria Capocci
Husband of Geronima Mazzarini
Father of Olympia Mancini, Royal Mistress of Louis XIV; Marie Mancini, 1st love of Louis XIV; Philippe Jules Mancini, duc de Nevers; Paul Mancini; Laura Mancini and 5 others
Brother of Francesco Maria Mancini; Lorenzo Mancini; Francesco Maria Mancini and Angelo Mancini

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About Michele Lorenzo, barone Mancini


Lorenzo (1602–1650), Roman baron, necromancer and astrologer, married Girolama Mazzarini, Cardinal Mazarin's sister. After his death, his widow took their children to Paris in the hope of using her famous brother's influence to gain advantageous marriages for them, a goal which was quite successful. Lorenzo was the father of:

a. Laura Mancini (1636–1657), who married Louis de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme and became the mother of the famous French general Louis Joseph de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme,

b. Olympia Mancini (1638–1708), who married Eugène-Maurice of Savoy-Carignano and became the mother of the famous Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy,

c. Marie Mancini (1639–1715), who married Lorenzo Colonna and was the first romantic love of King Louis XIV of France,

d. Philippe Mancini (1641–1707), nominated Duke of Nevers and Donzy by his uncle, Cardinal Mazarin, with the prerogative to strike coins, in 1660. He was a knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit and Lieutenant of the First Company of Musketeers of the King ; his successor in the charge was the Count D'Artagnan; he was the grandfather of:

i. Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais (1716–1798), Prince of Vergagne and of the Holy Roman Empire, and knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece and of the Order of the Holy Spirit, general, diplomat and writer.

e. Hortense Mancini (1646–1699), the beauty of the family, who escaped her abusive husband, Armand-Charles de la Porte, duc de La Meilleraye, and went to London, where she became the mistress of King Charles II.

f. Marie Anne Mancini (1649–1714), who married Maurice Godefroy de la Tour d'Auvergne, duc de Bouillon, a nephew of the famous field marshal Turenne, and patroness of Racine and La Fontaine;

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Michele Lorenzo, barone Mancini's Timeline

Age 26
Italy - niece of Mazarin
Age 26
July 11, 1638
Age 28
Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy
August 28, 1639
Age 29
Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy
May 25, 1641
Age 31
Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy
Age 34
June 6, 1646
Age 36
Roma, Stato Pontificio
Age 39