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|Subject: Lodovico Gonzaga Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:40 am|| |
Son of Lodovico Gonzaga, 2nd Marquis of Mantua (d.1478).
Brother of Federigo, Rodolfo and Gianfrancesco. Uncle of Francesco Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua.
Anxious to become a Cardinal - but nephew Francesco did all in his power to prevent that from becoming a reality. The family feud was so intense that he and his two brothers, Rodolfo and Gianfrancesco, left Mantua.
When he realised that all was in vain, he retired to the castle at Gazzulo, where he consoled himself by collecting antique books.
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."