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Mainardo Benardelli de Leitenburg

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 18th March 2007 Registration No. 0097.

Arms: quarterly - 1st and 4th quarters Azure a lion rampant Or; 2nd and 3rd quarters Or, upon a horizontal mount Vert a tower with three battlements two windows and a closed door all proper.

Crest: A lion rampant Or.

Motto: BONA ARDUIS VIRTUS

Certification: The Arms were received in a Certificacion de Armas from the Cronista Rey de Armas under Protocolo: 7/7/2003; Folios:109-111.

The Arms of Mainardo Benardelli de Leitenburg

The armiger was born in Gorizia (Italy) on 1964 and is a diplomat and journalist. He is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (2003); The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (2003); The Order of the Wing of St. Michael (2004); The Order of St. Mary in Jerusalem (Teutonic Order, 2004), of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (2005); Order of St. Joseph (2008); Commander of the Orders of Merit of Spain (1999) and of the Italian Republic (2005) and a Knight of Magisterial Grace in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The armiger was educated in Padua University (1987, Political Science, and MD in International Relations, 1988) and joined the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991, serving in Uganda (1993-1996), Netherlands (1996-1999), Sri Lanka (1999-2001) and Iraq (2004-2006), where he was Deputy Head of Mission. He is currently Italian Ambassador in Guatemala since August 30th, 2008.

The armiger has published several articles on foreign and international politics and the following books in italian: "The civil war in Rwanda" (1997), "The question of Trieste" (2006) and "Yol: prisoner of freedom" (2006)  and "Towards negotiation" (2007).

The armiger's ancestry can be traced from 13th century in Piedmont and Eastern Lumbardy as Bonardi, Bonardel and Benardinelli, and (with the current surname), from 1605, in Gorizia. Other ancestral surnames include the names of Bonardo (1600 circa - 1656), Natale (established himself in 1661 in CormÚns), Giuseppe Domenico Andrea (1764-1830 circa), major of the town of CormÚns, Guido (doctor and member of the Parliament at the Counties of Gorizia and Gradisca) and Gualtiero (1904-1972, armiger's father and diplomat). Prominent in the armigerís family tree are the painters Giacomo (1741-1815), Giovanni Battista (1819-1858) and Domenico Mazzoni (1852-1923).

 
 

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