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Giovanni Candida

(c. 1450—1500)


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(c.1450–c.1500), Italian medallist, diplomat, and historian. He may have been born in Naples, but by 1477 he had entered the service of the Burgundian court and in the early 1480s he moved to the court of Louis XI of France. He wrote a short history of France (in Latin) for Charles VIII, and in the 1590s travelled to Italy on a series of diplomatic missions. His portrait medals portray French and Italian statesmen, including a signed portrait of Charles the Bold and his future son-in-law Maximilian of Austria (later the Emperor Maximilian).

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.


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