Fabrizio di Chimici is the eldest son of Niccolo di Chimici and the heir to all of Niccolo's political titles. Upon Niccolo's death, Fabrizio became Duke Fabrizio II of Giglia, as well as Grand Duke Fabrizio of Tuschia. Fabrizio is married to Caterina di Chimici and the father of Falco Niccolo Carlo di Chimici. He is the primary antagonist of City of Secrets, City of Ships, and City of Swords; while he lacks his father's worldly experience and diplomatic adeptness, Fabrizio does not appear to be any less ambitious or dangerous.
Fabrizio first appears in City of Stars in a mostly minor role as Gaetano and Falco's eldest brother. When Niccolo becomes preoccupied with Falco's deteriorating condition, Fabrizio becomes his father's representative for Giglia during the events of Stellata in Remora. His role is expanded in City of Flowers, where he marries his cousin Caterina of Volana. During the blessing ceremony at the Church of Annunciation, Fabrizio is quick to avenge the death of his brother Carlo when he is slain by Camillo Nucci. Though Fabrizio and Gaetano are badly injured after the massacre, they both recover.
With the death of his father, Fabrizio is the nominal head of the di Chimici family and has inherited his father's grudge against the Stravaganti. In particular, Fabrizio hopes destroy Luciano Crinamorte, the young Bellezzan cavaliere Fabrizio holds responsible for the death of his father, in spite of his brother Gaetano's attempt to reason with him that Niccolo had actually brought his own death upon himself. His determination to succeed his father's will to unite all the city-states in Talia under di Chimici rule has increasingly destablized him, leaving the influence of his wife and infant son as the few presences that can immediately calm him when he flies into a rage.
However, Fabrizio is bitterly disappointed that his only surviving brother, Gaetano, and his only sister, Beatrice, both do not share his desire for vengeance. His plans to crush the Bellezzans and the Stravaganti, including the creation of anti-occult laws and an alliance with the Gate People, have failed so far and have been perceived as reckless and poorly executed. His later attempts to strengthen family ties by trying to marry off first his sister Beatrice, then his widowed cousin Lucia to secure the throne of Fortezza for the di Chimici, to Filippo of Bellona further illustrate Fabrizio's political inexperience and tactlessness when both Beatrice and Lucia reject Filippo in favour of husbands of their own choosing.
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ By Caterina
- ↑ If he was 25 in 1580 then he was born in 1555
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Di Chimici family tree
- ↑ City of Ships
- ↑ He just translated to England, but is thought to have died
- ↑ City of Flowers
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 City of Secrets
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 |
|di Chimici City-States |
Giglia · Remora · Bellona · Volana · Moresco · Fortezza