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Botta, Leonardo
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c. 1431-1513. Italy. Born into an ancient and noble family from Cremona, Leonardo Botta studied Greek and Latin under the guidance of the humanist Francesco Filelfo. Following in his father’s footsteps, he served the Sforza family, first as secretary to Alessandro, Lord of Pesaro, and then, from 1471, as ambassador of Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza of Milan. He proved to be a highly skilled diplomat. In 1473, Botta was sent to Venice to propose an alliance between the Most Serene Republic of Venice,…

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Paolini, Devid, “Botta, Leonardo”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000990>
First published online: 2016

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