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Carlo Gesualdo

Born: c. 1560
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 8-Sep-1613
Location of death: Gesualo, Avellino, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Gesu Nuovo Church, Naples, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer, Criminal

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Composer of madrigals, murdered his wife

Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza. Lutenist. Infamously murdered his first wife and her lover as revenge for infidelity.

Father: Fabrizio II Gesualdo
Mother: Geronima Borromeo (sister of St. Charles Borromeo)
Brother: Luigi (elder, d. 1584)
Wife: Maria d'Avalos (his first cousin, m. 1586, d. 16-Oct-1590 murder, two sons)
Wife: Leonora d'Esta (m. circa 1594, one son)

    Murder 16-Oct-1590
    Risk Factors: Depression



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