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Alessandro Piccolomini

(1508—1579)

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Intronati, Accademia degli

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The educated aristocrats of Siena formed one of the first literary and cultural clubs in Italy around 1525; and the Academy of the ‘Deaf and Daft’ (as ‘Intronati’ might be ...

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Malatesta

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The Malatesta were a family of landlords and soldiers from the Romagna. They established a lordship (signoria) in Rimini in 1296, and extended their rule in the Romagna. Although temporal...

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Piccolomini family

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A Sienese family of merchants, landowners, condottieri, and churchmen which came to prominence in the thirteenth century. The enormous wealth of the family came from international trade...

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Pius III

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(1439–1503),

Pope from 22 September 1503 until his death three weeks later on 18 October, was born Francesco Todeschini-Pice in Siena on 9 May 1439. He was the nephew of ...

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