Antonio TRIFONE, Count of Lucovich


ANTONIO TRIFONE, Count de LUCOVICH, born, 6 Nov 1832 died 18 May 1911. ISABELLA MAUD his wife descendant of the DAWKIN family of Kilvrough, Gower, Swansea, born 5 Nov 1842, died 8 May 1916. ADELE, wife of J M McRobinson, nee de Lucovich, died 5 Nov 1930.

Tucked away in a secluded corner of Cathays Cemetery is a knight of the Order of the Iron Crown, a knight of the Order of Francis Joseph the First and an Admiral of the Noble Corps of the Bocchese Marines. He was born in Cattaro, Dalmzia, Austria in 1832, son of a renowned barrister, ennobled for distinguished service to Venetian Republic in 1757 presenting a tract of land for a Naval Station. However instead of attending Padua University and following in his father's footsteps, he decided to leave his country in 1848 and embrace a commercial profession in Cardiff.

He married Isabella Maude Dawkin in Cardiff in 1876 and they lived at The Rise, Llandaff in 1881 having at least 4 children. Antonio became a well-known exporter of coal and metal with a very extensive connection in Austria. Leaving his business in 1909 to his son. In later years the family had a chateau somewhere in Yugoslavia. He died in 1911 and is buried in Section R of the Cemetery.