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Ricciardi, Francesco
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1474-1533. Italy. Francesco was born as the son of Piero Ricciardi in Pistoia, Tuscany, in 1474. His father initiated him to the craft of bakery but at age 17, Francesco abandoned everything in order to devote himself to traveling and to the profession of arms. In 1496, he started serving the Signoria of Florence in the war against the city of Pisa. From 1526 to 1533, he held various positions as official of the Florentine Republic. He died in 1533. He may have written other historical texts which are now lost.

Francesco Ricciardi, also known by his pen name, Ceccodea, wrot…

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Stoppacci, Patrizia, “Ricciardi, Francesco”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02172>
First published online: 2016

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