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The Family

The Corsini lineage, with nine centuries of history, is an ancient Florentine family that can boast illustrious ancestors including a Pope, Clement XII, and a saint, Andrea Corsini bishop of Fiesole. Arriving in Florence from Poggibonsi in the late 1100s, the Corsini held positions of primary role in the commercial, financial, political, ecclesiastical and agricultural fields.

The Family

The Corsini lineage, with nine centuries of history, is an ancient Florentine family that can boast illustrious ancestors including a Pope, Clement XII, and a saint, Andrea Corsini bishop of Fiesole. Arriving in Florence from Poggibonsi in the late 1100s, the Corsini held positions of primary role in the commercial, financial, political, ecclesiastical and agricultural fields.

History of the Corsini family

The makers of the fortune for Corsini family are the brothers Filippo, Bartolomeo and Lorenzo in the mid-16th century thanks to the numerous commercial companies scattered throughout Europe. With the proceeds from these activities, investments in real estate and land in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio increase substantially.

The most illustrious characters: Pope Clemente XII

The culmination of prestige was reached in 1730, when, at the age of 78, he rose to the papal throne, which he held for 10 years, Lorenzo Corsini with the name of Clemente XII. Figure chosen not only for his immense faith and religiosity, but also for his qualities and knowledge in the financial field.

He was responsible for the foundation of the Capitoline Museums, the commission of the Trevi Fountain, the new facades of San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria Maggiore, the facade of the Palazzo della Consulta in Rome as well as the ports of Anzio, Ravenna, Ancona and Pescara.

The political commitment with Tommaso Corsini

During the 1800s the political commitment of the Corsini family grew up to Tommaso Corsini, a deputy in the Kingdom of Italy from 1865 to 1882 and then senator for life. He was also the founder of Fondiaria Assicurazioni, president of the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and “archaeologist”, bringing to light the famous Fibula Corsini, a treasure trove of Etruscan jewelry, preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Florence.

Prince Tommaso (VIII Prince of Sismano, 1903-1980), nephew of Senator Tommaso Corsini, took part in the drafting of the Constitutional Charter of the Italian Republic as a deputy of the Constituent Assembly. Great expert in agriculture and livestock, he contributed fundamentally to the modernization and recovery of the two sectors in Tuscany and Umbria.

The Corsini family today

Filippo IX (1937) and current Prince of Sismano is married to Giorgiana Avogadro di Collobiano. He is the father of:
Duccio, Duke of Casigliano, married to Clotilde Trentinaglia de Daverio, from whose union Filippo, Elena Clarice and Selvaggia were born;
Elena Sabina from whom Corso Quilici;
Nencia, married to Benedikt Bolza, from whom Giorgiana, Nerina, Vita, Olimpia, Geza;
Elisabetta Fiona, married to Diego di San Giuliano, from whom Leone, Neri, Zara Boatto, Fiamma, Fabiola and Lucio di San Giuliano.

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