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a member of a noble Italian family, originally from Siena, that was important in Italian politics and society from the 16th to the early 19th century.
Contemporary Examples

Pauline Bonaparte: Dead Cool Simon Doonan November 29, 2009

Historical Examples

The life and writings of Henry Fuseli, Volume III (of 3) Henry Fuseli
The Law Inevitable Louis Couperus
Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
Lippincott’s Magazine, December 1878 Various
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2) John Evelyn
Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2) Mme de Stael
Pictures of Sweden Hans Christian Andersen

a noble Italian family whose members were influential in Italian art and politics from the 16th to the 19th century


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