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Scaglia, Alessandro Cesare (1592–1641), diplomat and art collector

Toby Osborne

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online May 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/92349

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Scaglia, Alessandro Cesare (1592–1641), diplomat and art collector, was born in Piedmont, part of the duchy of Savoy, the second son of Filiberto Gherado, count of Verrua (1561/2–1619), and his wife, Bianca. He was probably raised at court in Turin through his father's position as court chamberlain, and in 1603 journeyed with his father and elder brother to the Spanish court with the Savoyard duke's sons and ...

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Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art ; Diplomatic History ; International Relations

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