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List of the members of the Colonna family, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Colonna family, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Colonna family, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Colonna family has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Colonna family.

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Pope Martin V, born Otto Colonna, was Pope from 11 November 1417 to his death in 1431. His election effectively ended the Western Schism. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1369-1431)

Birthplace: Genazzano, Italy

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Vittoria Colonna, marchioness of Pescara, was an Italian noblewoman and poet. She developed an artistic friendship with Michelangelo Buonarroti, with whom she exchanged verse. The early death of her husband, in 1525, gave Colonna the opportunity to develop and maintain her literary contacts and become one of the most popular poets of sixteenth-century Italy. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 57 (1490-1547)

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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Francesco Colonna

Francesco Colonna was an Italian Dominican priest and monk who was credited with the authorship of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili by an acrostic in the text. He lived in Venice, and preached at St. Mark's Cathedral. Besides Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, he definitely wrote an Italian epic poem called Delfili Somnium, the "Dream of Delfilo' which went unpublished in his lifetime and was not published until 1959. Colonna spent part of his life in the monastery of St. John and St. Paul in Venice, but the monastery was apparently not of the strictest observance and Colonna was granted leave to live outside its walls. In Ian Caldwell's and Dustin Thomason's book, The Rule of Four, Francesco Colonna ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 94 (1433-1527)

Birthplace: Veneto, Eurasia, Province of Venice, Italy, Venice, + more

Pietro Colonna was an Italian condottiero. A member of the Colonna family, line of Palestrina, he fought for the Papal States in the 1480s. In August 1501 he was excommunicated by Pope Alexander VI. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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