1559, JUNE 12.

Soldado de Nápoles

– MDLX in Roman Numerals –  16.th Century –
Leap Year – starting on Monday on the Julian calendar

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Gian Lorenzo was 20. He’s my big brother. He was in Naples. He’s a Soldier at the service of the Viceroy of Naples Pedro Afán de Ribera.

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Pedro Afàn Enriquez de Ribera y Portocarrero – Duke of Alcalà

He was appointed to this charge the 1559, June 12.  Gian Lorenzo was in the Guard of Honor when Pedro reach the Court, with his corteo.

Pedro Afàn de Ribera

In 1559, he was appointed Viceroy of Naples and held on to this position until his death. As Viceroy, he blocked the promulgation of the decrees of the Ecumenical Council of Trent and also Philip II of Spain‘s wish to introduce the Spanish Inquisition into the Kingdom of Naples. He also continued his predecessors’ patronage of the Renaissance composer Diego Ortiz.
He fought criminal organizations such as the Calabrian pirates and thieves, exterminating the Marco Berardi gang.

In 1565, Afán de Ribera dispelled the naval blockade by the Turks of Malta. The following year the Turks attacked Naples.
In 1570, Afán de Ribera send a naval fleet to relieve Cyprus from naval attacks.

He married Leonor Ponce de Leon, but did not father any legitimate children with her but fathered at two known illegitimate children:

He died in Naples in 1571 without legitimate issue. Therefore, the title of Duke of Alcalá de los Gazules passed to his brother Fernando Afán de Rivera.

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I’m Potenziano, the 2nd one of the children of my Father Domenico. …… I was born the year after Gian Lorenzo. 1540. Good number. Tondo.

 

 

 

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