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GRIMANI (Bologna)

Girolamo Grimani   (15?? - 16??)

Diamante ?????   (15?? - 16??)

They lived in San Giovanni in Persiceto, 20 km north-west of Bologna, and had three children:

Lucia Grimani   bap. 19 October 1611

Francesco Grimani   bap. 5 June 1613. Married Lucia Cantori and had two children - Giovanni Battista (1653) and Francesca Maria (1656).

Giacinto Grimani   See next.

The surname is also spelt Guarmani and Guarmandi at this stage.

Giacinto Grimani   (16?? - 17??)

Married three times. All children were baptised in San Giovanni in Persiceto.
First wife - Lucia. One child - Maria Margherita, bap. 4 April 1656.
Second wife - Serena. Four children - Giuseppe Maria, bap. 21 July 1666; Giuseppe Maria, bap. 4 September 1667; Paolo Antonio, bap. 7 June 1669; Sabbtina, bap. 20 December 1670.
Lucrezia Silingardi   (16?? - 17??)

They were married in San Giovanni in Persiceto 27 April 1671 and had three children:

Giovanni Andrea Grimani   bap. 18 September 1672. See next.

Giuseppe Maria Grimani   bap. 23 September 1673

Domenico Maria Grimani   bap. 1 March 1675

One of these became a Celestine monk with the name of Don Pietro, and died at Monteacuto Ragazzo.

Giovanni Andrea Grimani   (1672 - 1723)

Bap. 18 September 1672 in San Giovanni in Persiceto. Doctor of Law, lawyer and lecturer at the University of Bologna from 1696 until his death. He wrote several legal works as well as some poetry and a wedding song for the marriage of senator Piriteo Malvezzi, Marquis of Castel Guelfo, and the Marquise Artemisia Magnani in 1696. He died 7 January 1723, aged 50 and was buried at the church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bologna.

Maria Margherita Vitalini   (1680 - 1720?)

An accomplished violinist and a Baroque composer of several religious works and a short opera which were performed at the Hoftheater and the Hofburgkapelle in Vienna (1713 - 1715). She also spoke French fluently and translated works from French into Italian. If the dates are correct, she died aged 40. More information here

Their children were all born in Bologna:

Giacinto Antonio Giuseppe Grimani   Born 21 June 1706, died 26 August 1707, aged 14 months

????? Lucrezia Anna Grimani   Born 5 June 1707, a twin.

Angela Maria Teresa Grimani   Born 5 June 1707, a twin. Died 25 October, aged 3 months.

Ignazio Leopoldo Melchiorre Grimani   Born 31 July 1709. See next.

Elena Maria Cunegonda Grimani   Born 11th March 1711, died 25 March 1711, aged 15 days.

Ignazio Leopoldo Melchiorre Grimani   (1709 - 17??)

Born Bologna 31 July 1709.

Angelica Michela Maria Fabbri   (      -       )

Daughter of Giacomo Fabbri. French?

They were married at S. Michele del Mercato di Mezzi, Bologna, 5 April 1728, and their children were:

Eustachio Gaspare Grimani   Born 3 January 1729. There are reasons to believe this is the same person later know as Gasparo Grimani.

Giovanni Andrea Grimani   Born 20 October 1732. Priest

Giuseppe Gaetano Nicoḷ Melchiorre Andrea Grimani   Born 30 November 1735. The godparents were Count Pietro Antonio Arfelli and Marquise Maria Violante Malvasia Spada, the latter represented at the ceremony by Countess Maria Ginevra Legnani Ferri Malvasia.

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