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Oddo di Biagio
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14th century. Italy. The amount of information available about Oddo di Biagio's life is fairly limited. Although Agostino Lincio, author of the Historiadelle famiglie della città di Ancona (1560), considered him a descendent of the Antiqui family, there is little actual evidence to that effect. Most of the information that we possess about the author comes from the records of the city council of Ancona and from his own chronicle, titled Chronica de la edificatione et destructione del Cassero anconitano. In the prologue, he writes that he hails from Ancona and that he i…

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Cristian Bratu, “Oddo di Biagio”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_191864>
First published online: 2016

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