My last post on this may've been a little proud--sorry to any of you who read it.Also, I messed up part of it by saying Veronica Boncompagni was from Venice.I don't know where I got that from, or if it's true.
I am an amateur (since '07), and don't have much experience, however, I believe I've been very thorough and careful in my research.I even more strongly feel I am correct in thinking Veronica is V.B.
Something everyone seems to accept, though I don't know where it originates, is Donna Veronica was born in 1583, married Pietro Alberti in 1604, and died in 1608.Now, if you take the fact that dates are sometimes wrong, or different, and apply it to her case by adding 1 year to her dates, we eventually find on the website "Boncompagni family" (found at genealogy.euweb.cz/italy/boncomp1.html), "H3. Donna Veronica, a nun, *1584, +1609."
Sorta looks like this search might go nowhere, but if you keep digging, you find something just as interesting that implies she did get married:"Quaderni Roccaseccani 7 'I Boncompagni Roccasecca' Note" by Fernando Riccardi (found at comune.roccasecca.fr.it/start/concorso/quad7-note.htm).It doesn't say when she married, but it makes me think V.B. was married almost within days of Giulia."Boncompagni family" and others say Giulia married Guevara, Duke of Bovino in 1605, so V.B.'s dates would be *1584, 1605, +1609.
Although I've been sure for some time that this is her, the years not being the same has always bothered me.But recently, a librarian gave me a book called "Dutch Genealogical Research."And it says, "Before , the Julian calendar year began with the 25th of March...If the date was in January, February, or March before the 25th, then, both the old year, and the new year were listed.Therefore, January 1730, in the Julian calendar (Old Style, O.S.) would be listed as January 11, 1731, in the Gregorian calendar (New Style, N.S.)."Now if our Veronica's dates are recorded from the old calendar, then they fit.
If you are confused about the Julian/Gregorian calendar change, a look at "The 1752 Calendar Change:The Julian Calendar to The Gregorian Calendar" (cslib.org/CalendarChange.htm) may be helpful. It was made by the History & Genealogy Unit of the Connecticut State Library in September 2008. "Calendar" at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/Calendar.html is also good.