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Mario Cangialosi

Other names: Mario Bellacera


Senator of Palermo 1588–89, 1603–03, 1612–13

He assumed the name and arms of Cangialosi as heir of that family. He was the most renown lutist in Europe under the patronage of Marco Antonio Colonna.

Son of Raineri Bellacera and Agata Cangialosi. He married firstly Melchiorra Opezzinga (†1601) and secondly Orsola Giardina.


1. A. Musco. I francescani e la politica, vol. 1. Palermo: Biblioteca francescana, 2007.
2. G. Sommariva. Palazzi nobiliari di Palermo. Palermo: D. Flaccovio, 2004.
3. Sicilia nobile. Tutte le famiglie nobili presenti in Sicilia. M. Gregorio.

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