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Aylini, Iohannes, de Maniaco

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Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
[Giovanni Ailini da Maniago] d. post-1389. Italy. Notary and chronicler of the history of Friuli and its neighbours from 1366 to 1388. A native of Maniago in Friuli, Giovanni di Ailino came from a family of notaries, active in Friuli in the 14th century. His Historia belli Foroiuliensis (History of the war of Friuli) is a narrative with some lacunae of the political history of Friuli from the election of Marquando of Randeck as patriarch of Aquileia in 1366 until the death of his successor, patriarch Philippe …
Date: 2016-10-17

Sabellico, Marcantonio Coccio

(468 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
[Coccius Marcus Antonius Sabellicus] 1436-1506. Italy. Public historian of Venice. Born at Vicovaro in the Roman Campagna, whence he took the name Sabellicus, a poetic form of Sabinus, Marcantonio Coccio studied classics with Domizio Calderini and Pomponius Laetus in Rome, where he composed a number of Latin poems and elegies. In 1472 he left Rome for Friuli to join the household of the bishop of FeltreAngelo Fasolo, he was vicar of the patriarch of Aquileia, and Latin teacher at the comm…
Date: 2016-10-17

Chronicon Marchiae Tarvisinae et Lombardiae

(305 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
[Annales Sanctae Iustinae patavini] late 13th century. Italy. Anonymous prose chronicle of the political events in northeast Italy 1207-70. Composed between 1289 and 1293, perhaps as often asserted by a monk at the Benedictine monastery of Santa Giustina in Padua, but more likely by a Veronese author; Botteghi argues for a partisan of the Este hous…
Date: 2016-10-17

Petrarca, Francesco

(368 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
[Petrarch] 1304-74. Italy. Latin humanist and Italian lyric poet who wrote two major works of history containing mainly biographies of and anecdotes concerning ancient figures, De viris illustribus (Of illustrious men) and Rerum memorandarum libri (Books of facts to be remembered). Born at Arezzo into an exiled Florentine family, Petrarca grew up in Avignon.…
Date: 2016-10-17

Sanudo, Marin Torsello, il Vecchio

(809 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
1270-1343. Italy. Venetian merchant, diplomat, historian and propagandist for renewing the crusade against the Ottoman Turks in the early 14th century. Born in Venice into a family instrumental in the Venetian settlement of the islands of the Aegean after the Fourth Crusade, Sanudo spent his early career as a merchant in the Levant. He visited Acre before its fall to the Turks and represented his father in dealings with his cousins, the dukes of Naxos. By 1300 he was a member of the household of the canon lawyer a…
Date: 2016-10-17

Cadamosto, Alvise

(335 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
[Alvise da Mosto; da Ca' da Mosto] 15th century. Italy. Venetian merchant and travel writer who explored the coast of West Africa and discovered the Cape Verde Islands in 1455-57. Born into a Venetian noble family at its palace, Ca' da Mosto, Alvise da Mosto travelled frequently as a young man on Venetian merchant fleets to North Africa, Alexandria, Crete and Flanders (1445-52). On a voyage to Flanders in 1454, adverse winds forced his ship to make an unplanned stop at Cape St. Vincent, where he soon e…
Date: 2016-10-17

Liber Regiminum Padue

(216 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
[Chronicon Patavinum] 12th century. Italy. Anonymous prose chronicle which covers Paduan history from 1174 to 1399 and has common sources with Rolandino and the Chronicon Marchiae Tarvisinae et Lombardiae .The Liber Regiminum Paduae (Book of the governments of Padua) survives in several redactions, all going back to 1174, when a fire destroyed all of Padua's government records, including lists of office-holders. The treatment is primitive and annalistic, organized by year within the framework of podestarie and owing much to earlier versions of the Annales patavini. Thus, the Liber…
Date: 2016-10-17

D'Alessio, Nicoletto

(374 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
ca 1320 - 1393. Italy. Notary and historian, author of a narrative of the border war of 1372-73 between Padua and Venice. Born in Koper in Slovenia around 1320, Nicoletto d'Alessio was educated in arts and letters at the University of Padua before entering service in the Venetian chancery. His participation in the uprising of his native city against Venice in 1348 lead to his arrest, imprisonment, and eventual exile. After 1362 he spent his career as a notary and later chancellor of the court of the Carrara dynasty in Padua.…
Date: 2016-10-17

Vergerio, Pier Paolo

(346 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
1370-1444. Italy. Humanist, educational theorist, and church reformer. Wrote Latin biographies of the first seven lords of the da Carrara family who ruled over Padua in the 14th century. Born in Istria, Vergerio spent his most formative years, from 1390 to 1405, in Padua, where he was a student at the university and tutor to the sons of the ruling lord, Francesco Novello da Carrara. There he wrote his widely circulated treatise on education, De ingenuis moribus et liberalibus studiis a…
Date: 2016-10-17

Barbaro, Niccolò

(347 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
d. post 1453. Italy, Byzantium. Venetian physician, author of vivid, eyewitness diary in Venetian dialect on the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Born in Venice at the beginning of the 15th century, Barbaro was trained in medicine and arrived in Constantinople as a ship's doctor on one of the Venetian great galleys in 1451. When the siege of Constantinople was mounted in the spring of 1453, Barbaro was surgeon with the Venetian fleet moored in the harbour, and thus well positioned as an observer of events both on land and on sea. His account, written in the form of a diary, provides an accurate chronolo…
Date: 2016-10-17

Chinazzo, Daniel

(296 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
d. 1428. Italy. Trevisan druggist and public official at end of 14th century. Wrote most detailed contemporary account of the War of Chioggia (1378-81) between Venice and forces of Genoa, king of Hungary and lord of Padua. Born the son of a mercenary captain, Biachino called Chinazzo, at Motta di Livenza in the Trevisano, Daniele di Chinazzo was orphaned early but was able to keep his inheritance thanks to the intervention of the Venetian Senate. He…
Date: 2016-10-17

Mussato, Albertino

(1,411 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
1261-1329. Italy. Padua's leading statesman, poet and historian in the first quarter of the 14th century, Mussato wrote major historical works on the descent of Emperor Henry VII into Italy and its aftermath in the Trevisan March. He was born in Padua in 1261. Giovanni da Nono suggested in his Liber de generatione aliquorum civium urbis Padue, tam nobilium, quam ignobiliumthat Mussato wasthe illegitimate son of a local noble. However, the illegitimate nature of Mussato's birth is far from certain. It should also be mentioned that Mussato is a nickname, n…
Date: 2016-10-17

Dolfin, Pietro

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Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
1427-1506. Italy. Venetian merchant, politician, and author of Annali Veneti (Venetian Annals), a political history of Venice from its origins to 1506 written in Italian. Born in Venice, son of the statesman and historian Zorzi Dolfin, whose chronicle he continued, Pietro was admitted to the Maggior Consiglio at the age of eighteen in September 1445. He assumed several public offices in Venice: as officer on the armed galleys to Alexandria in 1450, as official at the Messeteria in 1452, and lawyer in the…
Date: 2016-10-17

Ravagnani, Benintendi de’

(429 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
1317-65. Italy. Venetian chancellor. Author of a reworking and continuation of Andrea Dandolo's chronicles and possibly of an account of the siege of Zara in 1346, all in Latin. Born in Chioggia, Ravagnani began government service as a notary in the Venetian chancery, served as chancellor of Zadar in 1346-47, and was promoted to the rank of Grand Chancellor in 1352. Ravagnani established a friendship with Francesco Petrarca on his visit to Venice in January 1354, which he renewed on a…
Date: 2016-10-17

Benzo of Alessandria

(338 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
[Bentius Alexandrinus] d. ca 1330. Italy. Chancery official and chronicler from Piedmont and author of a universal history in Latin prose, with excerpts in verse. Born in Alessandria in the second half of the 13th century, Benzo was by profession a notary and probably studied the ars dictaminis and Latin authors at the University of Bologna. While serving as a notary at the curia of the bishop of Como from 1295 to 1325, he co…
Date: 2016-10-17

Ferreti, Ferretto de'

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Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
1294-1337. Italy. Vicentine notary and historian, who wrote a long history of events in northern Italy between 1250 and 1318, as well as a poem on the origins of the della Scala family. Born in Vicenza in 1294 into a family of judges and notaries, Ferreto de' Ferreti was trained as a notary in his native city and elected head (gastaldo) of the College of Notaries in 1320. In addition to his work in city government, Ferreti studied ancient authors, mainly the Latin poets, wrote a number o…
Date: 2016-10-17

Sanudo, Marin, il Giovane

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Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
[Marino Sanuto] 1466-1536. Italy. The major historian working in Venice in the late 15th and early 16th century. Famous for his monumental lives of the doges to 1494 and his massive diary of contemporary politics from 1496 to 1533, Sanudo was also the author of works on Venice's institutions and their history, Venice's war with Ferrara in the 1480s, and the French invasion of Italy. Born on 22nd May 1466 into one of the most ancient families of the Venetian patriciate, he attended the chancery school of San Marco after the early death of his father. There he st…
Date: 2016-10-17

Chronicon Estense

(273 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
14th century. Italy. Anonymous, annalistic account of the history of Ferrara, focussing on the Este dynasty, from 1095 to 1393, with additions to 1478. The author of the chronicle is unknown, but the detailed knowledge of the domestic history of the Este family suggests a notary working in the dynasty's chancery.The chronicle begins in the framework of a universal history in 328 with an account of the martyrdom of Saint Ursula and is a derivative annalistic account until the rise of Ghibelline power in northeast Italy in the 13th centur…
Date: 2016-10-17

Maurisio, Gerardo

(366 words)

Author(s): Kohl, Benjamin G.
Date: 2016-10-17
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