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Lapide sulla casa natale di madre di Colombo

Plaque birth place Columbus' mother


1958

Fontanarossa (Piacenza) /  Lapide sulla casa natale di madre di Colombo   Fontanarossa (Piacenza) /  Lapide sulla casa natale di madre di Colombo

Description

Plaque on the church.

Inscription(s)

IN QUESTO BORGO
NACQUE
SUSANNA DA
FONTANAROSSA
MADRE DI
CRISTOFORO
COLOMBO
A CURA DI MARIA
CESARE PADI A
LUXORO
A.D. MCMLVIII

Annotation

Fontanarossa, a little village in the mountains in the district of Genova near the border of the Piacenza, is the the birtplace of the mother of Christopher Columbus. There are three notarial acts in wich she is named. On 7 August 1473, "Sozana filia quondam Jacobi de Fontanarubea de Bezagno et uxor Dominici de Columbo de Ianua, ac Christoforus et Johannes Pelegrinus filii dictorum Dominici et Sozane jugalium" (Susanna daughter of late Giacomo from Fontanarossa of Bisagno and wife of Domenico Colombo from Genova, and Cristoforo and Giovanni Pellegrino, sons of said married Domenico e Susanna).
The villagers maintain that: They admit that there are no other documents supporting the thesis; anyhow in the little village there is this plaque.

Sources & Information

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Locatie (N 44°35'16" - E 9°15'19")

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