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Rucellai, Bernardo
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August 11, 1448-October 7, 1514. Italy. Florentine patrician and scholar, and author of a number of works on Italian history.

Bernardo Rucellai was born in Florence as the son of the wealthy merchant Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai and Jacopa Strozzi. During his childhood, he lived in the Rucellai palace, designed by Leon Battista Alberti. Bernardo was the same age as Lorenzo de Medici, and became his brother-in-law by marrying Lorenzo's sister Nannina. Bernardo had a close relationship with Lorenzo and his family, sinc…

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Tromboni, Lorenza, “Rucellai, Bernardo”, 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_02228>
First published online: 2016

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