Of his many mistresses the one for whom his passion lasted longest was a certain Vannozza (Giovanna) dei Cattani, born in 1442, and wife of three successive husbands.
Yolanda Mafaldal Humbert, Giovanna Amadeus, Aim ne, Ferd nand, Philibert, bert, Maria Bona Adal ert, E u ene Margherita (b.1902).
1904), and Princess Giovanna (b.
To the north-west on the Capo di Sorrento is another villa, the so-called Bagni della Regina Giovanna, with baths, and in the bay to the south-west was the villa of Pollius Felix, the friend of Statius, which he describes in Silvae ii.
Although already married to the virtuous and charming Archduchess Giovanna of Austria, he seduced the fair Venetian and loaded her with jewels, money and other presents.
As Giovanna had borne Francesco no sons, Bianca was very anxious to present him with an heir, for otherwise her position would remain very insecure.
In 1578 Giovanna died; a few days later Francesco secretly married Bianca, and on the 10th of June, 1 579, the marriage was publicly announced.