Prince Giovanni Natoli

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Giovanni Forte Natoli
Died15 July 1633
Known forSicilian nobleman
ChildrenFrancesco Natoli
Parents
  • Blasco Natoli Lanza (father)
  • Domenica Giambruni Perna (mother)

Giovanni Forti Natoli or Gianforte Natoli was a Sicilian nobleman, the son of Blasco Natoli Lanza and Domenica Giambruno Perna. He was baron of S. Bartolomeo and Belice. On 20 August 1597 he bought the barony of Sperlinga from Giovanni Ventimiglia, marquis of Gerace,[1]:453 for 30,834 ounces of gold.[2]:542 Natoli was granted a licentia populandi cum privilegium aedificandi ("licence to populate and build") by the king of Sicily, Philip II of Spain.[3] In 1627 he was made prince of Sperlinga by Philip IV of Spain.[1]:453

Natoli was married twice: first to Maria Cottone Aragona, daughter of Stefano, count of Bauso; and second, to Melchiora Orioles Moncada, daughter of Orazio, baron of San Pietro di Patti. With the latter he had a son, Francesco Natoli.[1]:453

Giovanni Natoli died on 15 July 1633.[4]:84

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Francesco San Martino De Spucches; Mario Gregorio. La Storia Dei Feudi E Dei Titoli Nobiliari Di Sicilia Dalla Loro Origini Ai Nostri Giorni - Volume Settimo Ristampa 2013. Lulu.com. p. 453. ISBN 978-1-291-38529-8.
  2. Vito Maria Amico, Gioacchino Di Marzo (translator) (1858). Dizionario topografico della Sicilia (in Italian). Palermo: Pietro Morvillo.
  3. Nicola Leone (2010). Siculo-Norman art Islamic culture in medieval Sicily. Vienna: Museum With No Frontiers (Museum Ohne Grenzen). ISBN 978-3-902782-05-2. (unpaginated).
  4. Francesco Maria Emanuele e Gaetani (march. di Villabianca.) (1754). Della Sicilia nobile with Appendice. p. 84.