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Alberto Morosini

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(died after 1302)

He belonged to one of the most prestigious families of the Venetian patriciate. He was intensely active politically in his city and in Italy; among other things...

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Andrea Dandolo

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(1306–54) became Doge of Venice in 1343. An acquaintance of Petrarch, he reformed the chancery, codified Venetian law, and ordered the commune's archives. His chronicle makes an important...

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Aracoeli

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The church dedicated to the Virgin, situated in Rome, at the summit of the Capitol, has been known by this name (altar of heaven) since the 13th century. In previous ...

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Assisi

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A town in the province of Umbria in central Italy, famous as the birthplace of St Francis, whose tomb is located there.

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Bartolo da Sassoferrato

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

(1313–57),

Italian jurist and political theorist. He studied law at Perugia and Bologna and practised as a judicial assessor at Todi and Pisa, and from 1343 taught law at Perugia....

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Beauvais

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The history of Beauvais in Merovingian times is little known. Its rise in the 9th c., marked by the holding of a council in 845, was soon curtailed by the ...

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Benevento

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Military History.

Benevento was conquered in c.570 by a Lombard troop who made it the capital of a duchy, which in the 7th c. extended over the greater part of continental southern ...

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Bergamo

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Situated in the present-day Italian region of Lombardy, the city of Bergamo lies close to the Alpine foothills. During Lombard rule (568/9–774), it was the site of an important duchy ...

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Besançon

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

In the eastern French Franche-Comté region, Besançon is strategically located, surrounded on three sides by the river Doubs and on the fourth by a mountain. Passing from Roman to Alamannic...

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Bologna

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

N. Italy. In the Middle Ages its university (founded in the 12th cent.) was the chief centre in Europe for the study of canon and civil law.

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