- Claudio Gallico
Italian family of music patrons. They ruled Mantua and the Mantuan territories between 1328 and 1707 as captains and marquises and from 1530 as dukes, a title bestowed on them by the Holy Roman Emperor. After the death of Vincenzo II in 1627, the direct line became extinct and the succession eventually passed to the Gonzagas of Nevers. From ...