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Di Chimici family tree

Di Chimici family tree as of 1580

The Di Chimici are an old, rich family in Talia.

The head of the family has the title of Grand Duke of Tuschia, as well as Duke of Giglia. They rule over six of the twelve city-states of Talia. They are enemies of the Stravaganti.

BackgroundEdit

The di Chimici originally descended from chemists (thus their name di Chimici - of the chemists) and specialized in making perfumes and medicinal extracts from the many flower fields surrounding Giglia. As they grew in wealth and power, their trade gradually moved from distilling plants to banking.

The di Chimici eventually emerged as one of the most powerful families in Giglia and eventually proclaimed themselves the ruler of the city, installing the head of the family as the first Duke of Giglia. They gained numerous rivals from other powerful noble families, most notably the Nucci family, a family of bankers whose humble origins began in raising sheep and selling wool.

The family's political control eventually spread to six of the twelve city-states in Talia and their influence has included placing a member of the di Chimici family as Pope Lenient VI, the head of the Reman Church. Many of members of the family have been given courtesy titles of Principe (prince) and Principessa (princess), though most eventually gained actual titles with power. The growing power of the di Chimici has been perceived as a threat to independent city-states like Bellezza and Classe, which have vehemently resisted di Chimici rule. To consolidate the power of the family, Niccolo di Chimici, the Duke of Giglia, eventually established himself the first Grand Duke of Tuschia, as ruler over the di Chimici controlled city-states.

Di Chimici City-StatesEdit

City-State Ruler
Remora
Ferdinando di Chimici, Pope Lenient VI
Prince Gaetano di Chimici[1]
Giglia
Niccolo di Chimici, Grand Duke of Tuschia
Fabrizio II of Giglia, Grand Duke of Tuschia[2]
Fortezza
Prince Jacopo the Elder
Princess Lucia di Chimici[1]
Volana
Duke Alfonso di Chimici
Bellona
Prince Jacopo the Younger
Moresco
Prince Ferdinando di Chimici

Family MembersEdit

Current Family MembersEdit

Deceased Family MembersEdit

Disowned Family MembersEdit

Comparison to the de' MediciEdit

The di Chimici were inspired by the de' Medici, whose history is partly reflected in City of Flowers.[8] However, a number of historical events relating the two groups are not entirely analogous, such as the date when the Medici made the equivalent move to unify themselves as the di Chimici do in City of Flowers. The name Medici is plural form of medico, the Italian word for "medical doctor", creating an analogy to the di Chimici's origins as chemists.[9]

Gaetano di Chimici's charm, cleverness, and ugliness were inspired by Lorenzo de Medici (known also as Lorenzo the Magnificent), though Lorenzo lived much earlier than Gaetano.[10]

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  • The list of family members is compiled from the di Chimici family tree
  • The di Chimici family tree can be found in the back of every Stravaganza book and on A Guide to Talia
  • The di Chimici tend to use family names, so multiple members of the di Chimici family tend to share the same name, such as Ferdinando di Chimici, Fabrizio di Chimici and Falco di Chimici
  1. 1.0 1.1 City of Swords
  2. City of Flowers
  3. Died in a duel against Luciano Crinamorte in City of Flowers
  4. Falco translated to England in City of Stars and is now Nick Duke
  5. Died in the Massacre of the Church of Annuciation in City of Flowers
  6. Died young
  7. City of Ships
  8. Stravaganza FAQs
  9. Origins of the Medici
  10. Stravaganza FAQs


Di Chimici
Rulers
Grand Duke Fabrizio di Chimici · Grand Duchessa Caterina di Chimici · Pope Lenient VI · Lucia di Chimici, Princess of Fortezza · Alfonso di Chimici, Duke of Volana · Duchessa Bianca di Chimici · Prince Jacopo the Younger · Princess Clarice di Chimici · Prince Ferdinando di Chimici · Princess Francesca di Chimici
Other Living di Chimici
Falco Niccolo Carlo di Chimici · Gaetano di Chimici · Francesca di Chimici · Rinaldo di Chimici · Isabella di Chimici · Filippo di Chimici · Carolina di Chimici, Dowager Princess of Fortezza · Eleanora di Chimici · Beatrice di Chimici · Ferrando di Chimici · Bianca di Chimici
Deceased di Chimici
Falco di Chimici · Niccolo di Chimici · Carlo di Chimici · Caterina di Chimici · Jacopo the Elder · Fabrizio di Chimici · Duke Fabrizio di Chimici · Benedetta di Chimici · Alfonso di Chimici
Disowned di Chimici
Beatrice Nucci
di Chimici City-States
Giglia · Remora · Bellona · Volana · Moresco · Fortezza

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