Category:People from Narni
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1. Narni – Narni is an ancient hilltown and comune of Umbria, in central Italy, with 20,385 inhabitants. At an altitude of 240 m, it overhangs a narrow gorge of the Nera River in the province of Terni and it is very close to the Geographic center of Italy. There is a stone on the spot with a sign in multiple languages. The area around Narni was already inhabited in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages, records mention Nequinum as early as 600 BC. The Romans conquered Nequinum in the 4th century BC and made it a position of force in this key point of the Via Flaminia the famous road which connected the city of Rome to the Adriatic Sea and it supported the Gauls with the hope of freeing itself from Rome. In 299 BC it became a Roman Municipality, and took the name Narnia, the recent discovery of an ancient Roman shipyard within its territory has made researchers supposing a particular importance during the Punic Wars. In 209 BC, however, Narnia refused to help the Romans financially for their aim to carry on the war against Carthage, during the Roman times it was a strategical outpost for the Roman army. The Roman Emperor Nerva was born at Narni in 30 AD, Narnia is mentioned in an Early Christian list of false gods in first century Church father Tertullians Apology, midway into Chapter 21. Every province even, and every city, has its god, syria has Astarte, Arabia has Dusares, the Norici have Belenus, Africa has its Caelestis, Mauritania has its own princes. In Late Antiquity it suffered the events of the Greek-Gothic war and was plundered by Totila, seat of a Lombard gastald, Narnia embraced the cause of Otho I of Saxony thanks to the mediation of its bishop, now Pope John XVII. Narni was part of the possessions of the Countess Matilde, once part of the Dominions of the Church in 726. During the late 9th to early 10th century, Narni was, along much of central Italy. From the 11th century it began to increase in wealth and power, was opposed to Pope Paschal II in 1112 and this insubordination cost Narni a ferocious repression imposed by the archbishop Christian of Mainz, Barbarossas chancellor. In 1242 Narni, prevalently tied to the Guelph party, entered into an alliance with Perugia, in the following century it was included in the reconquest of the papal patrimony by Cardinal Albornoz, who also had the mighty Rocca built. It was the work of Ugolino di Montemarte, known as il Gattapone and he was also author of the plans for the Loggia dei Priori and the Colonnade that faces out onto the Piazza dei Priori together with the 13th century Palazzo del Podestà and the 14th century fountain. In 1373 Narni was given as fief to the Orsini to whom it returned in 1409, occupied by King Ladislaus of Naples, in the 15th century, to be soon again reabsorbed by the church, thanks to Braccio da Montone. July 15,1527 marked a decisive turning-point in Narnis history, the troops of Charles V, mostly in fact the undisciplined Spanish soldiery and German mercenaries, put the city to fire and sword, it lost its ancient prosperity. Even the inhabitants of Terni took advantage of the situation to deliver their blame to give vent to their hatred of Narni
2. Lucy Brocadelli – The Blessed Lucy Brocadelli, O. S. D. was a Dominican tertiary who was famed as a mystic and a stigmatic. She has been venerated by the Roman Catholic Church since 1710, Lucy was born in 1476 on the feast day of St. Lucy of Syracuse, the eldest of eleven children of Bartolomeo Brocadelli and Gentilina Cassio, in the town of Narni and in the region of Umbria. When she was five years old, she had a vision of the Virgin Mary. Two years later, she had another vision, this time of the Virgin Mary accompanied by Saint Dominic, Dominic is said to have given her his scapular at this time. When she was years old, Lucy made a private vow of chastity. Circumstances, however, changed to make doing so impossible as her father died the following year, leaving her in the care of an uncle. This uncle, following the wish of her father while he was still alive and he made several attempts to do so. One of these included holding a family party. He had invited the man he had chosen to become Lucys husband to the party and he however had not informed Lucy of his intentions. The suitor made an attempt to put a ring on Lucys finger, a later attempt involved Count Pietro di Alessio of Milan, an acquaintance of the family. Lucy was actually quite fond of him, but felt that her vow of perpetual virginity made the marriage impossible. The strain Lucy felt as a result of the feelings made her seriously ill. During this time, the Virgin Mary and Saint Dominic again appeared to her and they reportedly advised Lucy to contract a legal marriage to Pietro, but to explain that her vow of virginity would have to be respected and not violated. Pietro agreed to the terms, and the marriage was formalized, in 1491 Lucy became Pietros legal wife and the mistress of his household, which included a number of servants and a busy social calendar. Despite her busy schedule as a Countess, Lucy made great efforts to instruct the servants in the Catholic faith. Pietro observed Lucys behavior, and occasional quirks, quite indulgently and he never objected when she gave away clothing and food. Nor when she performed austere penances, which included wearing a hair shirt under her garments and spending most of the night in prayer. However, when one of the servants came up to him one day and told him that Lucy was privately entertaining a young man she appeared to be quite familiar with
3. Berardo Eroli – Berardo Eroli was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal. Berardo Eroli was born in Narni in 1409 and he was from an otherwise obscure family. He studied at Rome, becoming a doctor of both laws and he was made a Referendary by Pope Nicholas V, who admitted him to the Apostolic Palace. Nicholas later made him auditor of the Roman Rota and he was elected Bishop of Spoleto on November 13,1448. He served as Vicar of Rome during the pontificates of Pope Nicholas V and he later became a regent of the Apostolic Chancellery. In the consistory celebrated in Siena on March 5,1460 and he received the red hat on March 8,1460 and the titular church of Santa Sabina on March 19,1460. He was appointed legate a latere to Perugia, leaving for the city on August 27,1462 and he rejoined Pope Pius II at Terni in June 1464 and accompanied the pope to Ancona. He did not participate in the conclave of 1464 that elected Pope Paul II. In August 1465, Eroli, along with Cardinals Basilios Bessarion, on January 3,1466, he was elected Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals. He was reelected to a term on January 24,1467. He participated in the conclave of 1471 that elected Pope Sixtus IV. He opted to become a bishop, receiving the suburbicarian see of Sabina on May 23,1474. He again served as Vicar of Rome in 1475 and he died in Rome on April 2,1479. He is buried in St. Peters Basilica
4. Erasmo of Narni – Erasmo of Narni, better known as Gattamelata was an Italian condottiero of the Renaissance. He was the subject of Donatellos equestrian bronze sculpture in the square of Padua. In Narni, the farmhouse in which Gattamelata was born bears a plaque reading Narnia me genuit Gattamelata fui, Erasmo of Narni was born in Narni, in Umbria, into a poor family. His condition led him to life, initially under the Assisi lord Cecchino Broglia. Later, together with his friend Brandolino Brandolini, he served under Braccio da Montone, one of the leading Italian condottieri of the 15th century, lord of Perugia from 1416. With Braccio, he participated in the conquest of Todi, Rieti, Narni, Terni and Spoleto, at the Battle of LAquila, Braccios army was utterly defeated, and the condottiero himself killed, Erasmo led the remaining troops under the service of the Republic of Florence. In 1427 Pope Martin V hired him to regain the lands captured by Braccio da Montone, città di Castello fell in 1428, but Erasmo had moved to the northern Papal States to counter the rebellion of Imola, Forlì and Bologna. He entered in the latter in 1431, as the General Captain of the Papal States, mostly due of the late in wages, Erasmo abandoned the Papal services in 1434. He was subsequently hired by the Republic of Venice, in the course of the war against the Filippo Maria Visconti of Milan, he defended Bologna and fought against Niccolò Piccinino. The latter defeated him at Castelbolognese on 28 August 1434, in a battle in which Gattamelata was wounded, after a series of clashes and counter-manouvers, often lost by the anti-Visconti league, Gattamelata successfully defended Brescia and Verona in 1438. This granted him the title of General Commander of the armies of the Republic of Venice, however, the following year the Venetians lost numerous cities, including Legnago, Soave and finally Verona itself. This defeat caused a strong criticism against Gattamelata, the Republic called Francesco Sforza to fight along Gattamelata, and the two re-entered Verona on 9 July 1439. In 1440, while mustering a flotilla on Lake Garda, Gattamelata was struck by a cerebral hemorrage and he never fully recovered, neither led further substantial military campaigns. He died at Padua in 1443, rhema-Verlag, Münster 2008, ISBN 978-3-930454-59-4 Raphael Beuing, Reiterbilder der Frührenaissance – Monument und Memoria. Rhema-Verlag, Münster 2010, ISBN 978-3-930454-88-4 Antonio Menniti Ippolito, Erasmo da Narni, in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, XLIII, Rome 1993, photos of the statue of Gattamelata Narni Town - information about Erasmo da Narni Equestrian Statues of the Renaissance
5. Nerva – Nerva was Roman Emperor from 96 to 98. Nerva became Emperor at the age of sixty-five, after a lifetime of service under Nero. Under Nero, he was a member of the imperial entourage, later, as a loyalist to the Flavians, he attained consulships in 71 and 90 during the reigns of Vespasian and Domitian respectively. On 18 September 96, Domitian was assassinated in a conspiracy involving members of the Praetorian Guard. On the same day, Nerva was declared emperor by the Roman Senate and this was the first time the Senate elected a Roman Emperor. As the new ruler of the Roman Empire, he vowed to restore liberties which had been curtailed during the government of Domitian. Nervas brief reign was marred by difficulties and his inability to assert his authority over the Roman army. A revolt by the Praetorian Guard in October 97 essentially forced him to adopt an heir, after some deliberation Nerva adopted Trajan, a young and popular general, as his successor. After barely fifteen months in office, Nerva died of natural causes on 27 January 98, upon his death he was succeeded and deified by Trajan. Although much of his life remains obscure, Nerva was considered a wise, Nervas greatest success was his ability to ensure a peaceful transition of power after his death, thus founding the Nerva–Antonine dynasty. Marcus Cocceius Nerva was born in the village of Narni,50 kilometers north of Rome, to the family of Marcus Cocceius Nerva, Suffect Consul in 40, ancient sources report the date as either 30 or 35. He had at least one attested sister, named Cocceia, who married Lucius Salvius Titianus Otho, like Vespasian, the founder of the Flavian dynasty, Nerva was a member of the Italian nobility rather than one of the elite of Rome. Nevertheless, the Cocceii were among the most esteemed and prominent political families of the late Republic and early Empire, the direct ancestors of Nerva on his fathers side, all named Marcus Cocceius Nerva, were associated with imperial circles since the time of Emperor Augustus. His great-grandfather was Consul in 36 BC, and Governor of Asia in the same year, Nervas father, finally, attained the consulship in 40 under emperor Caligula. The Cocceii were connected with the Julio-Claudian dynasty through the marriage of Sergia Plautillas brother Octavius Laenas, and Rubellia Bassa, not much of Nervas early life or career is recorded, but it appears he did not pursue the usual administrative or military career. He was praetor-elect in the year 65 and, like his ancestors, moved in circles as a skilled diplomat. As an advisor to Emperor Nero, he successfully helped detect and his exact contribution to the investigation is not known, but his services must have been considerable, since they earned him rewards equal to those of Neros guard prefect Tigellinus. He received triumphal honors — which was reserved for military victories —