Farnese, Alessandro

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Farnese, Alessandro Gender: M
born on 7 October 1520 Jul.Cal. (17 Oct 1520 greg.) at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Valentano, Italy, 42n34, 11e49
Timezone LMT m11e49 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°45' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°35 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 16°52'

Alessandro Farnese (by Titian)


Italian cardinal and diplomat and a great collector and patron of the arts. He is remembered for gathering the greatest collection of Roman sculpture assembled in private hands since Antiquity. He was the grandson of Pope Paul III (who also bore the name Alessandro Farnese), and the son of Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma. He died on 2 March 1589.

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  • associate relationship with Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (born 24 February 1500 Jul.Cal. (5 Mar 1500 greg.)). Notes: Negotiated peace with Francis I
  • associate relationship with François I, King of France (born 12 September 1494 Jul.Cal. (21 Sep 1494 greg.)). Notes: Negotiated peace with Charles V
  • has other family relationship with Pope Paul III (born 28 February 1468 Jul.Cal. (8 Mar 1468 greg.)). Notes: Grandson


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Caprarola's Sala della Cosmografia" by Mary Quinlan-McGrath, Renaissance Quarterly (New York), Winter 1997, Vol.50, Iss. 4, p. 1045: "One should read [Francesco] Giuntini's Speculum astrologiae, 1573, a publication contemporaneous with the decoration of this hall. There Alessandro Farnese's birth is recorded as '7 octobris, 1520, 1:00 p.m.' It only serves to corroborate the authenticity of [Luca] Gaurico's '7 octobris, 1520 1:01 p.m.' The birth times are only one minute apart, and it is probable from Giuntini's context that he has rounded that minute off."


  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Art collector)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Cardinal)