Tag Archives: Italy

The Rapid Rise Of The Talented Baron Franchini (Pt.1)

Scandal at the court of Her Majesty, Queen Caroline Amelia Elizabeth Some of you may be familiar with the story of Caroline of Brunswick who arrived in England in 1795 to marry  the future King George IV. As was usual … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.4)

This is some more information that was sent to us by Italy’s Stato Maggiore. It’s a brief overview of the history of the Cavalleggerie di Lucca, translated from the Italian by Guglielmo (Bill) Franchini, and forms part of his research … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.3)

As mentioned previously, my husband is researching his Franchini grandfather’s Italian military service in the early twentieth century. What follows is his English translation of some information he received from the Historical Section of Italy’s Stato Maggiore Dell’Esercito. Translation: Guglielmo … Continue reading

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Tutto Franchini – A New Italian Family History Blog

Welcome to my latest history blog – Tutto Franchini! – which is dedicated to my husband’s paternal lineage and to everything that concerns the Franchini surname and Franchinis in history. My husband Guglielmo (Bill) Franchini and our children descend from … Continue reading

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Antonio Franchini (opera tenor) Performs In Gorizia

In 1881 the Teatro di Societa di Gorizia celebrated its first centenary by publishing a historical volume on the history of their organization. They included a chronological list of all the shows that had been performed there and that is … Continue reading

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