Paolo Emilio Scotti

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Paolo Emilio Scotti Douglas, Count of Sarmato.

Family


Father of Paolo Antonio Scotti, brother of Carlo Scotti.

He was the son of Son of Cristoforo Scotti Douglas, Count of Vigoleno †/1512 and Sulpizia Strozzi †1512/

His 2x great-grandfather was Alberto Scotti Douglas, Conte di Vigoleno (1380 or 1390-1461)


He married Domitilla Rangoni.

Timeline



In 1550, Paolo Emilio Scotti faced the imperials in the Parma war on behalf of Duke Ottavio Farnese.
In 1555, He fought under the orders of the Duke of Alba Fernando Alvarez de Toledo.
and subsequently he fought in the Flanders Wars.
in 1570, he raises infantry to fight the Turks in Cyprus. He is sent to the government of Zadar: suddenly attacked by 1200 adversaries he does not lose heart; he counterattacks them with 150 infantry. The enemies do not continue their action, preferring to stop and plunder the village. With his action he allows the artillery to come into action and the distribution of weapons to the citizens. He sets some houses on fire; the smoke forces the attackers to retreat.
At about this time, he obtained command of the cavalry from Giulio Savorgnano upon the death of the superintendent Bernardo Malipipiero. He stands out with his companies in two circumstances. In the first he drives back near Zara many Ottoman horses which, previously, had surprised the Hungarian and Venetian cavalry in an ambush, putting them to flight. At the moment he finds himself alone among the enemy until he is rescued by Sforza Pallavicini. In the second when he throws himself among the Turks to save the life of Count Brandolini who remained isolated among the enemies after the killing of his mount.
and was appointed Governor of Bergamo.
In May 1585, Paolo Emilio Scotti was treacherously killed at Bertucciola while he is fording the Oglio. He is buried in Piacenza in the family tomb located in the church of San Giovanni in Canale.


Quotes



• “He showed a great heart with marked valor.. Valiant sir.” SANSOVINO

• “Brave leader.” MENS

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Sources for this article include:
  • Roberto Damiani, author of the Condottieri di ventura website


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