The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici by Stefano Dall'Aglio, Donald Weinstein

By Stefano Dall'Aglio, Donald Weinstein

Stefano Dall’Aglio sheds new mild at the infamous Florentine Lorenzino de’ Medici (also referred to as Lorenzaccio) and on of the main notorious assassinations of Italian Renaissance historical past. In 1537 Lorenzino replaced the process heritage by means of murdering Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence, and paving the best way for the accession of the hot duke, Cosimo I. In 1548 Lorenzino was once killed in Venice in revenge for the assassination he had dedicated. Basing his paintings on huge study within the ancient data of Florence and Simancas, Dall’Aglio reconstructs the occasions surrounding those murders and related to the Medici, their loyalists, the Florentine republican exiles, and a few of the main strong sovereigns of the time. the 1st e-book in a century, and the 1st paintings in English, to envision the lifetime of Lorenzino de’ Medici, this interesting revisionist heritage is as gripping as a detective novel, as Dall’Aglio unravels a 500-year-old secret, revealing that in the back of the bloody loss of life of the duke’s murderer there has been the Emperor Charles V.

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By Stefano Dall'Aglio, Donald Weinstein

Stefano Dall’Aglio sheds new mild at the infamous Florentine Lorenzino de’ Medici (also referred to as Lorenzaccio) and on of the main notorious assassinations of Italian Renaissance historical past. In 1537 Lorenzino replaced the process heritage by means of murdering Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence, and paving the best way for the accession of the hot duke, Cosimo I. In 1548 Lorenzino was once killed in Venice in revenge for the assassination he had dedicated. Basing his paintings on huge study within the ancient data of Florence and Simancas, Dall’Aglio reconstructs the occasions surrounding those murders and related to the Medici, their loyalists, the Florentine republican exiles, and a few of the main strong sovereigns of the time. the 1st e-book in a century, and the 1st paintings in English, to envision the lifetime of Lorenzino de’ Medici, this interesting revisionist heritage is as gripping as a detective novel, as Dall’Aglio unravels a 500-year-old secret, revealing that in the back of the bloody loss of life of the duke’s murderer there has been the Emperor Charles V.

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The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici

Stefano Dall’Aglio sheds new mild at the infamous Florentine Lorenzino de’ Medici (also often called Lorenzaccio) and on of the main notorious assassinations of Italian Renaissance heritage. In 1537 Lorenzino replaced the process background via murdering Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence, and paving the best way for the accession of the hot duke, Cosimo I.

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There is no doubt that they were informed on the facts, but given their degree of involvement it cannot be excluded that it was entirely in their interest to keep silent or to modify certain particulars. 41 Of course it is possible that the report of the involvement of “Il Freccia” was false, understandably circulated in Florence in the immediate aftermath, when the young Matteo took flight with the other two, leaving the duke’s body in a pool of blood. A false notice that, if not effectively and promptly corrected, would have circulated not only in the very earliest letters but also in the reports of chroniclers and, most importantly, in the sentence issued in April by the Otto di Guardia e Balìa.

Cosimo’s education was very different from what was customarily imparted to a future head of state, and the Florentine elites were very happy to greet his arrival, convinced that his youth, his inexperience, and his lack of a commanding presence would make it easy to manipulate him. In the years to come they would find that they were mistaken; the influence of the “grandi” on the life of Florence would be considerably reduced, all to the advantage of the young, inexperienced Cosimo. indb 20 4/24/15 9:29:53 AM After the Crime 21 8.

Heroic act Strozzi promised to arrange the marriage of two of his sons to the two sisters of Lorenzino, who would soon be deprived of their dowries. ”80 Not to be undone, Benedetto Varchi, the other great historian in the ranks of the Florentine republicans, wrote “diverse Latin and Tuscan compositions . . 81 Latin compositions came also from the pens of Girolamo Borgia and Francesco Maria Molza. 84 Others, like the anti-Medicean banker Bindo Altoviti, wanted to give a tangible proof of their appreciation and supplied Lorenzino with money: “At the death of Duke Alessandro, Filippo [Strozzi] gave him [Lorenzino] 100 scudi, and .

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