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Il Marchese del Grillo is a 1981 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli, starring Alberto Sordi as the titular character. The movie depicts some episodes of the life of a noble in the Rome of the early 19th century. Loosely based on folklore accounts about the real Onofrio del Grillo (who actually lived in the 18th century), this character plays a number of pranks, one even involving Pope Pius VII.
The Real Marchese Onofrio del Grillo, the son of Bernardo Giacinto and the noblewoman Maria Virginia Posenti, was born in Fabriano in Le Marche on May 5th 1714. The Grillo family, of Genoa origin and transferred to Tuscany, was admitted to the Roman Patriciate in 1672 by Clemente X…
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