Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Frangipani, an old Roman family, whose name is supposed to have been derived from the fact that one of them distributed bread (frangere partem) to the poor of Rome Cencio Frangipani deposed Pope Gelasius II. and set up Gregory XIII. as Anti-Pope, and Giovanni, Lord of Astura, captured Conradin of Suabia in 1268. A branch of the old Ghibelline house still survives in the province of Udine.