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Cortusio, Guglielmo
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[Guillelmus de Cortusiis]

ca 1285 - post 1361. Italy. Paduan judge, diplomat and chronicler. Born in Padua into a family of notaries, Cortusio was soon made a member of the local College of Judges, in which he often held the office of rector (gastaldo). He gained wide experience in public affairs as ambassador to Emperor Lewis of Bavaria and the della Scala lords of Verona as well as an official in Padua's communal government.

Cortusio put this experience to good use in his Chronica de novitatibus Padue et Lombardie (Chronicles of the novelties of Padua and Lombardy), which is a de…

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Kohl, Benjamin G., “Cortusio, Guglielmo”, 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_000341>
First published online: 2016

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