Mancini family

Palazzo Mancini, Rome. Etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1752.

Mancini was one of the oldest families of Roman nobility.[1] Their titles and fiefs were numerous: Duke of Nevers and Donzy, Prince of Vergagne and of the Holy Roman Empire with the treatment of Serene Highness, French Peer, Spanish Grandee, Marquis of Fusignano, Count of Montefortino, Viscount of Clamecy, Baron of Tardello, Tumminii and Ogliastro, Lord of Claye-Souilly, Roman noble and Venetian patrician. They were knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece, of the Order of the Holy Spirit, of the Order of Saint Michael, of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem and many more. The humanist Marco Antonio Altieri (1457–1537) includes them in Li Nuptiali, an important collection of news about Rome in the 16th century. The family was granted the Honneurs de la Cour of France.


Of Roman origin, the family has thousand-year roots in Italy, and traditionally asserts a line of descent from the gens Hostilia, whose line took the surname Mancinus and whose Lucius Hostilius Mancinus was Consul in 608 "ab Urbe condita", all the way back to Lucius Hostilius Mancinus who was consul in 145 BC and a commander of the Roman fleet during the Third Punic War.


The coat of arms of the House of Mancini de Lucij
The coat of arms of the House of Mancini-Mazarini

The Mancini family was called de Lucij (or simply Lucij) [2][3] in Rome for the fishes on its coat of arms. Many of the members were "Conservatori all'Urbe". The first known member of the family is Lucio Mancini who lived in 990. In the centuries the family had various lines that thrived with nobility everywhere, particularly at Fermo where the first memories go back to 1160 giving to the city Priori, Consoli, Gonfalonieri and Dottori, but the most important are:

The family coat of arms had inspired the heraldry of the French commune of Liernais.

San Vittore line

Collateral line of the illustrious and old Mancini family, subline of the Naples line, initiated in the 19th century by the Count Antonio Filippo Luigi (1824-1890), first lieutenant of the Neapolitan Army. The son Giuseppe Alessandro Luigi (1852–1903), Cavalry Officer and Belle-Epoque dandy, married donna Maria Antonietta Marinelli (1862–1911),daughter of the noble Vittorio of the marquesses Marinelli, in 1882; they had seven children along which Carlo Alberto Antonio (1883–1940), horse owner who married the noblewoman of bohemian descent Maria Concetta Cassone Simeoni-Wrbna patrician of Benevento (1886–1965) in 1911. They had Antonio Eugenio Andrea (1915–1990), officer of the Italian Army, he was aide-de-camp of the Marshal of Italy Rodolfo Graziani in 1938, and during the Second World War fought in the VIII Army Corps on the Greek-Albanian battlefront; in 1943 he was caught by the Germans in Yugoslavia and he was confined at Hohenstein in Saxony, but he escaped; then he got the Military Cross. In 1951 he married noble Giulia de Dominicis (1930–1988), daughter of the noble Michele Alfonso de Dominicis (1907–1960), Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic. His son Adriano Fulvio Mario (1952-2013)[5] Arabian horse breeder and entrepreneur on the advertising area, member of the Società Genealogica Italiana, Commander of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem who married noble Susanna Grazia Elisabetta La Longa (1955-2014) in 1977 has Federico Adriano Mario (1979),[6] polo player, Knight of the Order of Saint Michael of the Wing, Honorary Vitéz, Knight of the Order of Merit of Savoy, Honorary Knight of Malta, Guard of Honour at the Royal Tombs of the Pantheon, member of Accademia Araldica Nobiliare Italiana, who married donna Maria Emanuela Amato Scirè of the dukes of Caccamo (1981) [7] in 2009 whom Eleonora Lucrezia Diana (2011) and Edoardo Federico Adriano (2013), and Lavinia Susanna Giulia (1987) who married Gerardo Naimoli (1985).[8]

Notable Buildings



  1. La Longa Mancini, Federico. "Famiglia Mancini - Origini". (in Italian). Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. Karl Schellhass, Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken. Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom, M. Niemeyer, 1993
  3. Claudio Rendina. Le grandi famiglie di Roma. Roma, 2004
  4. Girolamo Tiraboschi, Storia della letteratura italiana, Milano, Società tipografica de' classici italiani, 1824, Tomo VIII, p. 66
  5. Presentato il candidato del Pdl alle regionali del Lazio Adriano Palozzi
  6. Il Conte Federico La Longa Mancini ha sposato Maria Emanuela Amato Scirè
  7. Matrimonio tra il Conte Mancini e Maria Emanuela Amato Scirè
  8. Matrimonio da favola della contessa Mancini

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