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Oberto Cancelliere
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ca 1110/15-post 1174. Italy. Chancellor, consul and ambassador of the commune of Genoa (North Italy). Oberto's actual surname was Nasellus. However, after his appointment as chancellor of the Genoese commune in 1141 he also became known as Cancellarius. This became his new surname and was later used by his descendants as well. Oberto had significant connections with the archiepiscopal curia and also played an active role in Genoese politics. He was elected consul of the commune in 1155 and consul of justice in 1147, 1149, 1153, 115…

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Bellomo, Elena, “Oberto Cancelliere”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01959>
First published online: 2016



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