Girolama Mazzarini

Girolama Mazzarini Girolama or Geronima Mazarini (1608 or 1614 – 29 December 1656) was the sister of Cardinal Mazarin, the chief minister of France. After her husband's death in 1650, Geronima brocht her children from Rome tae Paris in the hope of using the influence o her brither Cardinal Mazarin, tae gain them advantageous mairiages, a goal that ultimately was very successful.

Girolama Mazarini
Full name
Girolama Mazzarini
Born1608 or 1614
Dee'd29 December 1656
Noble faimilyMazarin (bi birth)
Mancini (bi mairiage)


Geronima mairit an Italian aristocrat, Baron Lorenzo Mancini, (1602–1650), the son o Paolo Lucio Mancini an Vittoria Capoccii, on August 6, 1634. Her husband wis known womaniser.


  1. Laura Mancini (1636–1657), who married Louis de Bourbon, Duke o Vendôme an mither o Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Duke o Vendôme.
  2. Paul Jules Mancini (born 1636, died 1652 or 1654 in battle)
  3. Olympia Mancini (1638–1708), mairit Prince Eugene Maurice o Savoy, Coont o Soissons the mither o Prince Eugene o Savoy.
  4. Marie Mancini (1639–1715), who married Prince Lorenzo Colonna and was the first romantic love of King Louis XIV o Fraunce.
  5. Philippe Jules Mancini, Duke o Nevers (1641–1707)
  6. Margherita Mancini (born 1643)
  7. Alfonso Mancini (born 1644, died 1658)
  8. Hortense Mancini (1646–1699), the beauty of the faimily, who escaped her abusive husband, Armand Charles de La Porte, Duke o La Meilleraye, and went tae London. where she became the mistress of Keeng Charles II.
  9. Anna Mancini (born 1647)
  10. Marie Anne Mancini (1649–1714), who mairit Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke o Bouillon an haed childer. Patroness o Racine.