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Lorenzo Franchini of Bologna In London, England in 1473

At one point, the British Government collected information from “state papers and manuscripts relating to English affairs” that were located in northern Italian librairies. One such document from 1473 lists a Lorenzo Franchini as witness to a commercial affair in … Continue reading

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Bologna’s Franchini House (aka Ricci-Curbastro House)

In an article on the prestigious families of Bologna and their palaces mention is made of a  building which was at one time known as the Franchini House. Here’s an excerpt from that page: The Ricci-Curbastro House, in ancient times … Continue reading

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Our Franchini Lineage as of October 2010

As I mentioned in an earlier post I’m just beginning to research my husband’s Franchini line so I thought I would record what we know of his lineage as of this moment. Of course, all of this information needs to … Continue reading

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Antonio Franchini | Tenor Roles at the Teatro Regio di Parma

In a former post I provided information about one of the operas in which my husband’s great grandfather Antonio Franchini performed at the Teatro Regio di Parma. This is a list of five roles performed by Franchini in Parma. Filippo … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.1

This is an early 20th century image of my husband’s grandfather Giovanni Franchini (son of the opera tenor Antonio Franchini) in military uniform. Family history says he – was in the Italian Cavalry (Cavallegeri di Lucca) rank – second lieutenant … Continue reading

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