Orsini


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Orsini

(Italian orˈsiːni)
n
(Biography) an Italian aristocratic family that was prominent in Rome from the 12th to the 18th century
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Machiavelli was the accredited agent of the Florentine Republic to Cesare Borgia (1478-1507) during the transactions which led up to the assassinations of the Orsini and Vitelli at Sinigalia, and along with his letters to his chiefs in Florence he has left an account, written ten years before "The Prince," of the proceedings of the duke in his "Descritione del modo tenuto dal duca Valentino nello ammazzare Vitellozzo Vitelli," etc., a translation of which is appended to the present work.
Besides this, he saw the arms of Italy, especially those by which he might have been assisted, in hands that would fear the aggrandizement of the Pope, namely, the Orsini and the Colonnesi and their following.
For the first thing he weakened the Orsini and Colonnesi parties in Rome, by gaining to himself all their adherents who were gentlemen, making them his gentlemen, giving them good pay, and, according to their rank, honouring them with office and command in such a way that in a few months all attachment to the factions was destroyed and turned entirely to the duke.
In Rome, although but half alive, he remained secure; and whilst the Baglioni, the Vitelli, and the Orsini might come to Rome, they could not effect anything against him.
To which Don Quixote replied, "She is not of the ancient Roman Curtii, Caii, or Scipios, nor of the modern Colonnas or Orsini, nor of the Moncadas or Requesenes of Catalonia, nor yet of the Rebellas or Villanovas of Valencia; Palafoxes, Nuzas, Rocabertis, Corellas, Lunas, Alagones, Urreas, Foces, or Gurreas of Aragon; Cerdas, Manriques, Mendozas, or Guzmans of Castile; Alencastros, Pallas, or Meneses of Portugal; but she is of those of El Toboso of La Mancha, a lineage that though modern, may furnish a source of gentle blood for the most illustrious families of the ages that are to come, and this let none dispute with me save on the condition that Zerbino placed at the foot of the trophy of Orlando's arms, saying,
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, David Orsini; two daughters, Jillian Orsini and her husband John Paul-Breault, Rebecca Orsini, and one son, Matthew Orsini all of Dudley, MA; her father, Leopold and mother, Bernadette (Betty) Langlois of Dudley; two sisters, Lynn Bosclaire and her husband Bill of Webster, MA, Mellissa Gould and her husband Joe of Webster, MA and two brothers, Frank Langlois and his wife Charlene of Thompson, CT, Paul Langlois and his wife Maureen of Webster, MA.
Halamandaris, President of NAHC, today announced that Merrily Orsini, CEO of corecubed, has agreed to help lead NAHC's related Private Duty Homecare Association of America.
** ORSINI, Cheryl (illus.) Trudie Trewin (text) Wibbly Wobbly Street Scholastic, 2010 unpaged $26.99 ISBN 9781741695618 SCIS 1457968
With: David Strathairn, Andrew Walker; Marina Orsini, Ivan Smith.
One of them, colorful Italian native Max Orsini, devised a process for infusing the coffee beans with herbal and mineral extracts, but now says he went broke trying to bring them to market.
Spanish Rome briskly describes the waxing and waning of Spanish influence not only over the occupants of Peter's throne, but also over the wider populace of the city, from the great noble families of Colonna and Orsini to poor girls in need of dowries.