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Giovanni da Nono
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[Iohannes de Nono]

ca 1275-1347. Italy. Notary and author of fanciful chronicles on the origins, topography and leading families of late medieval Padua. Born near Padua, Giovanni da Nono took his name from his family's ancestral village of Naone west of the city. In 1306 he matriculated in Padua's College of Judges and served intermittently as a judge in the communal government until his death in 1347. He wrote a tripartite work on medieval Padua, sometimes entitled Liber Ludi Fortune (Book of the Fortune's game), of which only the second part has been edited.

The very short first part, …

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Kohl, Benjamin G., “Giovanni da Nono”, 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_01498>
First published online: 2016



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