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Caresini, Raffaino
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[Raphaynus de Caresinis]

1314-90. Italy. Venetian chancery official and chronicler of Venetian history 1343-88. Born at Cremona in Lombardy in about 1314 and trained in the notarial arts, Caresini first appears as a public notary in Venice in 1334. He soon found work in the Venetian chancery, serving as notary of the Council of Forty in 1343, and rose through the ranks to become the grand chancellor of the Venetian Republic following the death of Benintendi Ravignani in 1365. He was among the thir…

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Kohl, Benjamin G., “Caresini, Raffaino”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00412>
First published online: 2016

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