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Lord Louis Constantino Giovanni di Lorenzo Antebellum, Marquess of Volterra, (b. 30 November) was an Italian nobleman, Don, and socialite of the House of Antebellum and House of Thorn by birth. He was the only child of Filip and Yvaine Antebellum, the Duke and Duchess of Florence. He was the husband of Madeline Carolla and the father of Regina and Grace Antebellum. He was also the father of his first cousin, once removed, Maisie Thorn, whom he conceived with his first cousin, Sasha, his true love.
Louis attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by request of his mother, rather than the Durmstrang Institute, alongside his first cousins, Alchemy and Rogue, where he was sorted into the Slytherin house.
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- "We're Antebellums. We never forgive."
- —Louis to his daughters
- Louis: "I'm just as much a Thorn as I am an Antebellum."
- Pandora: "I wish that were true."
- — Louis and Pandora discussing his heritage
- "Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I have loved a woman more desperately than I have loved God."
- —Louis in prayer about Sasha
The name Louis is of French origin, deriving from the Old German 'Chlodovech', meaning famous warrior.
The name Constantino is an Italian given name, derived from the Latin name Constantinus, a hypocoristic of the first names Constans and Constantius, both meaning constant and steadfast in Latin.
Louis' second middle name, Giovanni, is also an Italian given name, the Italian equivalent for the English name John. It shares a meaning of one who is gracious.
His third middle name, Lorenzo, is a name of both Italian and Spanish origin. It is derived from the Roman surname Laurentius, which meant from Laurentum.
The surname Antebellum derives from the Latin word bellum that means war, which therefore defines Antebellum as before the war. It is most often used in context of the US Civil War.