Palazzo Venezia in Italy


Palazzo Venezia
Hannibal crossing the Alps on elephants or Poussins Elephant, oil on canvas, Nicolas Poussin. New  York, private collection
Hannibal crossing the Alps on elephants or Poussins Elephant, oil on canvas, Nicolas Poussin. New York, private collection

Local nameGiardino di Palazzo Venezia
Typeprivate
CountryItaly
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Palazzo Venezia, Italy.


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1630: The elephant Don Diego arrived to the palace in May 1630, confirmed by the diarist Giacinto Gigli (1594-1671), who records the arrival of the elephant: In that month [May 1630], an elephant was brought to Rome,an animal which had not been seen there for a hundred years, not since one wassent as a gift from the King of Portugal to Pope Leo X in 1514 (Hanno, who was born in Southern India sometime around1510, shipped to Lisbon, and dispatched to Rome in 1513 as a gift to the newly elected pope; he died in Rome in 1517, at the age of seven)

The artist Nicolas Poussin made a painting called Poussins Elephant, making him the elephant of Hannibal.


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Koehl, Dan (2021). Palazzo Venezia, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3027. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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