Born to the Italian nobility. Friend and supporter of the future Pope Benedict XIV. Suffered through an arranged marriage to the violent, abusive and anti-religious Baptiste Santucci who hated her family for their Catholicism, and in 1482 killed Pierozzo Grassi for being a pious Christian. Camilla intervened on her hubsand’s behalf and saved him from punishment, but he later turned on her, killing her defying him, for visiting her mother, and for remaining a pious Catholic. Martyr.
- stabbed in the throat and heart on 26 July 1486 on a farm in Uvaiolo, San Severino Marche, Italy
- buried in the family plot at the church of Santa Maria del Mercato (modern church of San Domenico)
- “Blessed Camilla Gentili“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2016. Web. 28 February 2017. <>