GONZAGA

 

 

 

This will include mostly only the branches regnant in Mantua and Guastalla. There were numerous cadet branches, of which I have insufficient details.

 

 

Guidone Gonzaga, who d.1271, was father of:

 

   Antoonio Gonzaga who d.1282, and who was father of:

 

   Corrado Gonzaga, who d.1320 and was father of:

 

   Luigi I Gonzaga, Capitano Generale of Mantua cr1328 (1267-1360); m.1st Richilde, d. of Rambert di Ferrara; m.2nd Catherine Malatesta; m.3rd 1340 Novella Malaspina, and left issue:

 

1a) [by 1st m.] Guido, Capitano Generale of Mantua (1291-22 Sep 1369); m.1st Agnes, d. of Francesco Pico di Mirandola; m.2nd Camilla Beccaria; m.3rd Beatrice, d. of Eduardo Conte di Bari

 

1b) [by 1st m.] Beatrice; m.1335 Nicolo I Margrave d'Este

 

2b) [by 3rd m.] Ugolino, murdered 1362; m.1st Viridis della Scala; m.2nd 1358 Caterina Visconti, d. of Matteo II Signore of Milan

 

3b) Luigi II, Signore of Mantua cr 1369 (1334-4 Oct 1382); m.16 Feb 1356 Alda, d. of Obizzo III Margrave d'Este (18 Jul 1333-1381)

 

1c) Francesco I, cr 1382 Count of Mantua (1363-8 Mar 1407); m.1st Agnes Visconti, d. of Barnabo Duke of Milan; m.2nd Margareta, d. of Galeotto Malatesta Signore of Rimini

 

1d) Gian Francesco I, cr 1433 Margrave of Mantua (1395-25 Sep 1444); m.1410 Paola, d. of Galeotto Malatesta di Rimini

 

1e) Mgve Luigi III il Turco of Mantua (5 Jun 1414-12 Jun 1478); m.12 Nov 1433 Barbara (1423-7 Nov 1481), dau of Mgve Johann of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

 

1f) Mgve Federico I of Mantua (25 Jun 1441-14 Jul 1484); m.10 May 1463 Margarethe (1 Jan 1442-14 Oct 1479), dau of Albrecht III Duke of Bavaria

 

1g) Mgve Gian Francesco II of Mantua (10 Aug 1466-29 Mar 1519); m.12 Feb 1490 Isabella d'Este (18 May 1474-13 Feb 1539), d. of Ercole I Duke of Modena

 

1h) Mgve Federico II of Mantua, 1530 Duke of Mantua (17 May 1500-28 Jun 1540); m.16 Nov 1531 Margaretha (11 Aug 1510-28 Dec 1566), d. of Guglielmo XI Margrave of Montferrat

 

1i) Duke Francesco III of Mantua (10 Mar 1533-22 Feb 1550); m.22 Oct 1549 Katharina of Austria (15 Sep 1533-28 Feb 1572), d. of Emperor Ferdinand I

 

2i) Duke Guglielmo of Mantua (24 Apr 1538-14 Aug 1587); m.26 Apr 1561 Eleonore of Austria (2 Nov 1534-5 Aug 1594), d. of Emperor Ferdinand I

 

1j) Duke Vincenzo I of Mantua (22 Sep 1562-18 Feb 1612); m.1st 1581 (div. 1582) Margaretha Farnese (7 Nov 1567-13 Apr 1643), dau of Alessandro I Duke of Parma; m.2nd 29 Apr 1584 Eleonore de Medici (1 Mar 1566-9 Sep 1611), d. of Francesco I Grand Duke of Tuscany

 

1k) Duke Francesco IV of Mantua (7 May 1586-22 Dec 1612); m.19 Feb 1608 Margareta (28 Apr 1589-26 Jun 1655), dau of Carlo Emanuele I Duke of Savoy

 

1l) Luigi (27 Jun 1611-3 Aug 1612)

 

2l) Maria (29 Jul 1609-14 Aug 1660); m.25 Dec 1627 Charles II Gonzaga, Duc de Nevers (below)

 

3l) Eleonore b. and d. 1612

 

2k) Duke Ferrante of Mantua (26 Apr 1587-29 Oct 1626), former Cardinal; m. 1st 1615 (div. 1616) Camilla Peticina, 2nd 17 Feb 1617 Catherina de Medici (2 May 1593-17 Apr 1629), dau of Ferrante I Grand Duke of Tuscany

 

1l) Giacinta (ca 1616-ca 1630)

 

3k) Guglielmo Domenico (4 Aug 1589-13 May 1591)

 

4k) Duke Vincenzo II of Mantua (8 Feb 1594-25 Dec 1627), former Cardinal; m. 1616 Isabella Gonzaga di Novellara

 

5k) Margaretha (2 Oct 1591-7 Feb 1632); m.24 Apr 1606 Henri II Duc de Lorraine

 

6k) Eleonore (23 Sep 1598-27 Jun 1655); m.4 Feb 1622 Emperor Ferdinand II

 

2j) Eleonore (27 May 1564-6 Jan 1618); m.24 Feb 1579 Alfonso II d'Este Duke of Ferrara

 

3j) Anna Catherina (17 Jan 1566-3 Aug 1621); m.14 May 1582 Ferdinand Archduke of Austria-Tyrol

 

3i) Federico (1540-21 Feb 1565), Bishop of Mantua, Cardinal

 

4i) Louis (22 Oct 1539-23 Oct 1595), Duc de Nevers, Rethel et Arches; m.4 Mar 1565 Henriette of Cleves (31 Oct 1542-24 Jan 1601), dau of François I Duc de Nevers

 

1j) Charles I, Duc de Nevers, become Duke of Mantua 1631 (6 May 1580-21 Sep 1637); m.Feb 1599 Catherine de Lorraine (1585-18 Mar 1618), dau of Charles, Duc de Mayenne

 

1k) François (1606-1622) Duc de Rethel

 

2k) Duke Charles II of Mantua, Nevers and Rethel (1609-30 Aug 1631); m.25 Dec 1627 Mary Gonzaga, dau of Francesco IV Duke of Mantua (above)

 

1l) Duke Charles III of Mantua and Nevers (3 Oct 1629-14 Aug 1665); m.7 Nov 1649 Isabella Clara (12 Aug 1629-24 Feb 1665), dau of Leopold Archduke of Austria-Tyrol

 

1m) Duke Charles IV of Mantua and Nevers (31 Aug 1652-5 Jul 1708), he was succeeded by Emperor Charles VI; m.1st 1670 Anna Isabella Gonzaga, d. of Ferrante III Duke of Guastalla; m.2nd 8 Nov 1704 Susanne de Lorraine (1 Feb 1686=19 Dec 1710), d. of Charles III Duc d'Elboeuf

 

1n) Giovanni (26 Jul 1671-27 Oct 1743); m. 1705 Charlotte Isabella, d. of Pierre de Combardel (of whose descendants I have mostly no details)

 

1o) Filippo (1709-1778); m.Rosalie Gfn Batthyany

 

   1p) Elisabetta; m.Lodovico Venturelli di Cesena

 

   2p) Eleonora; m.Giuseppe Baretta Marchese di Mesagne

 

2o) Chiara; m.Cte Girolamo Sannazzaro

 

3o) Francesca; m.Cte Antonio Mazzetti

 

2l) Eleonore (18 Nov 1636-6 Dec 1686); m.30 Apr 1651 Emperor Ferdinand III

 

3k) Ferrante, Duc de Mayenne, d.25 May 1632

 

4k) Benedicte, d.30 Sep 1637, nun

 

5k) Louise Maria (18 Aug 1611-10 Apr 1667); m. 1st 10 Mar 1646 Wladyslaw IV King of Poland (9 Jun 1595-19 May 1648); m.2nd 29 May 1649 Johann II Casimir King of Poland (22 May 1609-16 Dec 1672)

 

6k) Anna (1616-6 Jul 1684); m.4 May 1645 Eduard Pfgf von Simmern

 

2j) Federico (11 Mar 1573-22 Apr 1574)

 

3j) Francesco (17 Sep 1576-13 Jun 1580)

 

4j) Catherine (21 Jan 1568-1 Dec 1629); m.28 Feb 1588 Henri I Duc de Longueville

 

5j) Henriette (3 Sep 1571-1601); m.1599 Henri Duc de Lorraine-Mayenne

 

5i) Isabella (18 Apr 1537-16 Aug 1579); m. 1554 Francisco Fernando d'Avalos

 

6i) Eleonore, nun

 

7i) Anna, nun

 

2h) Ercole (22 Nov 1505-2 Mar 1563), Cardinal, regent of Mantua 1540

 

3h) Ferrante I, Duke of Guastalla e Torelli (28 Jan 1507-15 Nov 1577); m. 1529 Isabella Molfetta di Capua (d.17 Sep 1559)

 

1i) Duke Cesare I of Guastalla, Torelli and Amalfi, d.17 Feb 1575; m. 1560 Camilla Borromea

 

1j) Duke Ferrante II of Guastalla, d. 1632; m. Victoria Doria

 

1k) Duke Cesare II of Guastalla, d. 1632; m. Isabella Orsini

 

1l) Duke Ferrante III of Guastalla (4 Apr 1618-11 Jan 1678); m.23 Jun 1667 Margaretha d'Este (1619-12 Nov 1692)

 

1m) Anna Isabella, d.11 Aug 1703; m.1670 Carlo IV Gonzaga Duke of Mantua

 

2m) Maria Victoria; m. Vincenzo Gonzaga Duke of Guastalla

 

3m) Vincenzo, d.young

 

4m) Cesare, d.young

 

5m) Rinaldo, d.young

 

6m) Isabella, d.young

 

2l) Vespasiano (1621-1687); m.1646 Maria Manriquez de Para (d.1679)

 

1m) Giuseppe [illegitimate?] (1683-1727)

 

2m) Diego, d.young

 

3m) Maria Luisa (1649-1721)

 

4m) Josefa; m.1680 Antonio Gaspare Pimentel Marquez de Malpica

 

5m) Isabella

 

2k) Vincenzo, d. 1697, Viceroy of Sicily 1677

 

3k) Andrea, Conte di San Paolo

 

1l) Vincenzo, Duke of Guastalla (1634-28 Apr 1714); m. 1st Porzia N, 2nd Maria Victoria, dau of Ferrante III Gonzaga Duke of Guastalla

 

1m) [by 2nd m.] Duke Antonio Ferrante of Guastalla (9 Dec 1687-16 Apr 1729); m. 1st Margartha Cesarini; m.2nd 23 Feb 1727 Theodora (6 Feb 1706-23 Jan 1784), dau of Philipp Ldgve of Hesse-Darmstadt

 

2m) Duke Giuseppe of Gustalla (20 Mar 1690-16 Aug 1746); m.29 Apr 1731 Eleonore, d. of Leopold Duke of Holstein-Wiesenburg (18 Feb 1715-Mar 1760)

 

3m) Eleonore Luise (13 Nov 1686-16 Mar 1742); m. 1709 Francesco Maria de Medici

 

4k) Carlo, d.1670

 

5k) Vittoria, a nun

 

2j) Margaretha; m. Vespasiano Gonzaga Duke of Sabbioneta

 

2i) Andrea Marchese di Specchia Cte di Sanseverino, d.1586

 

3i) Francesco, d. 1566, Cardinal, Bp of Mantua

 

4i) Gian Vincenzo, d. 1591, Cardinal

 

5i) Filippo

 

6i) Ottavio, d.1583; m.1st Isabella di Manfredo di Correggio

 

7i) Ercole; m.1545 Diana di Cardona

 

8i) Ippolita; m.1st 1548 Fabrizio Colonna; m.2nd 1554 Antonio Caraffa

 

9i) Maria

 

10i) Anna

 

11i) Girolama

 

4h) Pietro, Cardinal 1527

 

5h) Livia, a nun (1509-1569)

 

6h) Ippolita, a nun, d.16 Mar 1570

 

7h) Eleonora, d.1570; m.1st Antonio Duca di Montalto; m.2nd Franesco Maria della Rovere Duca di Urbino (1490-1538)

 

8h) Paola, b.1508

 

2g) Sigismondo (1469-1503), Cardinal

 

3g) Giovanni (1474-23 Sep 1525), Marchese di Vescorado; m. 1493 Laura Bentivoglio (d.1523)

 

1h) Federico, an abbot (1495-1545)

 

2h) Francesco (1496-1523); m.1515 Lucrezia Sforza

 

3h) Alessandro (1497-1527); m.Ippolita Sforza

 

1i) Ippolita

 

2i) Anna

 

3i) Laura

 

4i) Ercole

 

5i) Ippolito fl 1595

 

6i) Alessandro

 

4h) Ginevra, Abbess (1497-1570)

 

5h) Sigismondo Cte di Vescovado (1499-1530); m.Antonia Pallavicino

 

1i) Carlo, b.1529, d.young

 

2i) Sigismondo (1530-1567); for his issue see part 2

 

1j) Francesco

 

2j) Carlo (1551-1614); in 1593 he and his brothers and their issue were created imperial princes; m.1584 Olimpia Ferreri dei Principi di Massepano à issue

 

3j) Marzio

 

4j) Marzio

 

5j) Guido

 

6j) Ferrante

 

7j) Giordano (1553-1614); m.1st Caterina Manna; m.2d Camilla Ponzoni à issue

 

8j) Pr Guido Sforza Gonzaga (1552-1607); m.1584 Elena Campiglia (d.1596) à issue

 

9j) Fulco, k.a.1615

 

10j) Argentina, a nun, d.1622

 

11j) Paola, a nun

 

12j) Margherita, a nun, d.1607

 

3i) Laura; m.1st Gianfrancesco Trivulzio Marchese di Borgomamero; m.2nd Gianfrancesco Trivulzio Cte de Melzo Pr di Masocca (d.1577)

 

6h) Eleonora; m.Bernardino Schizzi

 

7h) Galeazzo, governor of Modena (1502-1573)

 

8h) Camilla, d.1572; m.1523 Pietro Maria Rossi Cte di San Secondo

 

4g) Clara (1464-1503); m. 1481 Gilbert Duc de Bourbon-Montpensier

 

5g) Elisabeth (1471-1520) marr. 1486 Guidobaldino I Duke of Urbino

 

6g) Maddalena, d. 1490; m. 1489 Giovanni Sforza Count of Pesaro

 

2f) Gian Francesco (1443-1498[6?]) Duca di Sabbioneta; m.1479 Antonia del Balzo (1441-1538)

 

1g) Gian Francesco, d.young

 

2g) Federico Pr di Bozzolo, d.1527; m.Giovanna Orsini à issue

 

3g) Lodovico Duca di Sabbioneta, d.1540; m.1497 Francesca Fieschi

 

1h) Luigi Rodomonte (1500-1532); m.1531 Isabella Colonna Duchesa di Traetto (d.1570)

 

1i) Vespasiano Duca di Sabbioneta, governor of Montferrat (1531-1591); m.1st 1549 Diana di Cardona (d.1560); m.2nd 1564 Anne de Aragon (d.1567); m.3d Margherita Gonzaga (d.1628)

 

1j) Luigi (1565-1580)

 

2j) Isabella (1565-1637); m.1586 Luigi Carafa Pr di Stigliano (1567-1630)

 

3j) Giulia, b.1565, d.young

 

2h) Gian Francesco "Cagnino", d.1539; m.Luigia dei Marchesi Pallavicino

 

3h) Alfonso, d.young

 

4h) Pirro, Bp of Modena, Cardinal (ca 1505-1529)

 

5h) Giulia, d.1566; m.Vespasiano Colonna Duca di Traetto (d.1528)

 

6h Caterina, a nun

 

7h) Eleonora; m.Cte Girolamo Martinengo

 

8h) Ippolita; m.Galeotto Pico Cte di Mirandola

 

9h) Elisabetta, a nun

 

10h) Paola; m.Galeazzo Sanvitale Cte di Fontaneltato

 

4g) Pirro Pr di Bozzolo, d.1529; m. Emilia Bentivoglio

 

1h) Carlo (1523-1555); m.Emilia Cauzzio

 

1i) Pirro; in 1592 he and his brothers were created imperial princes; (1540-1592); m.Francesca Buerrieri

 

2i) Scipione, Cardinal, Patriarch of Jerusalem (1542-1593)

 

3i) Annibale, Bp of Cefalu and Pavia (1546-1600)

 

4i) Alfonso, b.1549, k.a.1569

 

5i) Ferrante (1550-1605); m.Isabella Gonzaga

 

1j) Federico, fl 1614

 

2j) Scipione Pr di Bozzolo, d.1670; m.Maria Mattei (d.1658)

 

1k) Ferrante Pr di Bozzolo (1643-1672)

 

2k) Carlo (1645-1665)

 

3k) Gian Francesco Pr di Bozzolo Duca di Sabbioneta; m.Rosa Martinengo

 

3j) Alfonso Marchese di Pomaro (1596-1669)

 

4j) Luigi (1599-1660); m.Isabelle de Ligne (1615-1677)

 

1k) Ferdinando, d.1665

 

2k) Elisabetta, d.young

 

5j) Camilla (1600-1658)

 

6j) Annibale (1602-1668); m.1st 1630 Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg (1597-1644); m.2nd Barbara Gfn von Takak-Czari (d.1668)

 

1k) Ferdinando, d.young

 

2k) Luigi, d.young

 

3k) Annibale, d.young

 

4k) Carlo Ferdinando (1637-1652)

 

5k) Elisabetta (1638-1702); m.1st 1656 Claudio Cte di Collalto (1627-1661); m.2nd 1666 Sigismund Hellfried Gf von Dietrichstein (1635-1698)

 

7j) Carlo, Abbot of Lucedio, d.1636

 

8j) Isabella, a nun, b.1601

 

6i) Giulio Cesare (1552-1609)

 

7i) Polissena; m.Ferrante Rossi dei Conti di San Secondo

 

8i) Laura, a nun, d.1596

 

9i) Camilla; m.Sforza Appiani

 

2h) Federico, d.1570; m.Lucrezia d'Incisa à issue

 

3h) Lucrezia (1522-1576); m.1541 Gianpaolo Manfrone

 

4h) Isabella; m.Rodolfo Gonzaga

 

5h) Camilla, a nun

 

6h) Ippolita; m.Cte Brunaro Thiese

 

5g) Antonia, a nun, d.1502

 

6g) Barbara; m.1st Gian Francesco Sanseverino Cte di Gajazzo; m.2nd Giacomo Maria Stampa

 

7g) Dorotea; m.Gian Francesco Acquaviva Marchese di Bitonto (d.1527)

 

8g) Susanna; m.Pietro di Cardona

 

9g) Camilla; m.1518 Alfonso Castrioto Marchese della Tripalda [Atripalda]

 

10g) Antonia; m.1st Alfonso Visconti Cte di Saliceto; m.2nd Cte Filippo Tornielli

 

11g) Giovanna; m.1st Gian Galeazzo Sanseverino Cte di Gajazzo; m.2nd Uberto Pallavicino Marchese di Zibello

 

3f) Francesco (1444-22 Oct 1483), Cardinal

 

4f) Luigi (1458-4 Jan 1511), Bishop of Mantua

 

5f) Rudolfo k.a. 1484, Prince of Castiglione; m.1st Anna Malatesta (beheaded for adultery 1483); m.2nd Caterina Pico di Mirandola à issue

 

6f) Dorothea, d.1468; m.1466 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (1444-1476)

 

7f) Susanna, a nun, d.1481

 

8f) Barbara (Dec 1455-31 May 1503); m.12 Apr 1574 Eberhard I Duke of Württemberg (1445-1496)

 

9f) Elisabetta, d.young

 

10f) Federico, d.young

 

11f) Maddalena, d.young

 

2e) Carlo, d.21 Dec 1456; m. 1437 Lucia (24 Mar 1419-28 Jun 1437), dau of Nicolo III Margrave d'Este

 

3e) Alessandro, d.16 Jan 1466; m. Agnes (d.16 Dec 1447), dau of Guido di Montefeltro, Count of Urbino

 

4e) Gian Luciano (1421-1448)

 

5e) Margareta, d.3 Jul 1439; m.Jan 1435 Lionello Margrave d'Este

 

6e) Lucia, nun

 

7e) Leonella, nun

 

2c) Isabella; m. 1386 Carlo Malatesta di Rimini

 

4b) Francesco, d. 1369

 

2a) Filippo d. 1356; m. 1st 1322 Anna, d. of Nicolo di Cremona, 2nd 1345 Verena di Camerino

 

3a) Feltrino d. 1371 à issue, Counts and Princes di Novellara

 

4a) [by 2nd m.] Alessina; m. Azzo di Coreggio

 

5a) [by 3rd m.] Mario

 

6a) Azzo

 

7a) Tommasina

 

8a) Corrado

 

9a) Federico

 

10a) Alberto