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Gesualdo, Carlo, Prince of Venosa, Count of Conzalocked

  • Lorenzo Bianconi
  • , revised by Glenn Watkins

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(b Venosa, March 8, 1566; d Gesualdo, Avellino, Sept 8, 1613). Italian nobleman and composer.

The Gesualdo family was invested with the principality of Venosa by Philip II in 1560, when Carlo’s father Fabrizio (d 1591) married Girolama Borromeo, niece of Pope Pius IV and sister of Cardinal Carlo Borromeo. At Naples in ...

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