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Sigismondo Malatesta

(1417—1468)

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Agostino di Duccio

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(b Florence, c.1418; d ?Perugia, c.1481).

Florentine sculptor and architect. He was an artist of distinction and originality—the only 15th-century sculptor born in Florence who...

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Basinio da Parma

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1425–57),

Italian neo-Latin poet. He was educated under Vittorino da Feltre and Theodore Gaza, and after a period in the court of Ferrara moved in 1451 to Rimini, where he ...

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Gregory XII

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

(30 Nov. 1406–4 July 1415: d. 18 Oct. 1417)

Successor of Innocent VII, Angelo Correr was born of noble family at Venice c.1325, and was successively bishop of Castello, Venice,...

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Leon Battista Alberti

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(1404–72).

Uomo universale of the Italian early Renaissance, and architect of genius (though never involved in the actual building of his designs), he was the first...

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Malatesta family

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Leading family of the area between the Italian regions of Romagna and the Marche between the 13th and 15th centuries. It developed lordships over an area comprising Rimini, Cesena, and ...

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Matteo de' Pasti

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(c.1420–1467),

Italian illuminator, architect, and medallist. He was born in Verona and worked for a time in Venice. He illuminated Piero de' Medici's copy of Petrarch's Trionfi...

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Piero della Francesca

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(b Borgo San Sepolcro [now Sansepolcro], Umbria, c.1415; d Borgo San Sepolcro, 12 Oct. 1492).

Italian painter, virtually forgotten for centuries after his death, but now regarded...

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Rimini

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A port and bishopric in the Romagna, on the Adriatic coast of Italy. In 1237, the election of Giovanni Malatesta as Podestà inaugurated a long period of rule by the ...

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Roberto Valturio

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(1405–75) Humanist and papal secretary to Pope Eugenius IV who returned to his native Rimini to serve Sigismund Malatesta.

Valturio wrote a widely read military treatise, Elenchus...

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