Homonymy: António Spínola (1910 - 1996), soldier and politician Portuguese --------------------------------- The family Spinola is a génoise big family, one of the four most important families of feudal nobility of the République of Genoa, with the Grimaldi, the Doria and the Fieschi. She made her richness by the trade, finances and the acquisition of grounds. She is divided into many branches, and many members of this family had imperial strongholds. She was after the reform of 1528, the family which gave the most doges for two years (11) just as Grimaldi.
- Tomassina , died with Genoa in 1505, woman of Luca . She fell in love with Louis XII at the time of her passage to Genoa in 1502, held with him an ignited correspondence, and died of sadness a few days after having learned the disease from her lover platonique. Source: New illustrated Larousse , vol. 7,1907.
Ambrogio Spinola , born in Genoa in 1571, died in Castelnuovo Scrivia in 1630, general Italian with the service of Spain, like his/her brother Frederic . He took Ostend in 1604 vis-a-vis Maurice de Nassau. Of passage to Paris, it met Henri IV, which questioned it on its projects in order to inform its Nassau ally, thinking that the general was going to say the opposite of what it thought of doing… Spinola having said the truth, Henri IV commented on: the others mislead while lying; this Italian misled me by saying the truth. Turning over to the Netherlands, it obliged Nassau to raise the seat of Ghent. At the beginning of the War Thirty Year old, it conquered part of the Palatinat in 1620 in favor of the emperor, but failed in front of Bergen COp Zoom the Netherlands, while seizing Bréda in 1625. From return to Madrid in 1628, it cannot obtain from the king the suspension of the hostilities, and was sent to the help of the Duc of Savoy, in war against Louis XIII for the succession of Mantoue. It seizes Casal in 1630, but its successes do not draw the attention of the court of Spain, which lets it die of sorrow in a nearby castle. It had two wire, Philippe (later president of the council of Flandres to Madrid), and Augustin (future cardinal). Source: New illustrated Larousse , vol. 7,1907.
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