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Originally Posted by Huck
"Julia Orsini" appeared in 19th century as an expression for otherwise "Giulia Farnese" and also "Giulia la bella", who married in 1489 Orsino Orsini, became the lover of Pope Alexander VI c. 1492/93
Are you saying that this was a made-up name (not surprising) that was supposed to evoke the earlier Giulia Farnese/Orsini in the minds of French book buyers, who were buying a book that was probably hobbled together by a hack writer at the publishing company? This was a pretty common ploy with fortune-telling books.
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