Hoose o La Rovere

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airms o the Rovere. The name means o the oak tree.

The Hoose o La Rovere (or Della Rovere) is a noble faimily o Urbino in central Italy. They originally came frae Savona, Liguria. The family rose tae nobility through nepotism an ambitious mairiages. These mairiages were arranged bi twa Rovere popes, Francesco della Rovere (Pape Sixtus IV, 1471–1484)[1] an his nephew Giuliano (Pape Julius II, 1503–1513).[2] Pape Sixtus IV is kent for having built the Sistine Chaipel, which is named for him. The Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome is the faimily kirk o the della Rovere. Vittoria della Rovere wis a member o the faimily an wis one o the Medici Grand Duchesses o Tuscany, as the wife o Grand Duke Ferdinando II de' Medici o Tuscany.

Dukes o Urbino[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Francesco Maria della Rovere (1490–1538)
  2. Guidobaldo della Rovere (1514–1574)
  3. Francesco Maria della Rovere (1549–1631)
  4. Federico Ubaldo della Rovere (1605–1623)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Pope Sixtus IV", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-6.
  2. "PApe Julius II", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-6.