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Benedetto Giustiniani (1554 - 1621) and Vincenzo Giustiniani (1564 - 1637)

Janet Southorn

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Italian family of collectors and patrons. Of Genoese origin, the Roman branch included Giuseppe Giustiniani (d 1599), ruler of the island of Chios, who moved to Rome with his two sons and three daughters in 1566 when the Turks reconquered his territory. He embarked on a new career as papal banker, which enabled him to buy in 1590 the palace near S Luigi dei Francesi that is still known as the Palazzo Giustiniani

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