Biographical notes on War Captains and Mercenary Leaders operating in Italy between 1330 and 1550

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A State of Permanent Conflict

Guelphs and Ghibellines: Faction Rivalries in Medieval Italy ITALIAN: Uno Stato di Conflittualità Permanente Burckhardt writes in The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy: "During the Middle...

The Opinion of the Humanists

The Duality of the Condottieri: Warriors and Patrons. Anna Maria Covini writes, "For humanists, the military commander was an ideal subject to repeat genres and...

The Condottieri System: The Role of Geography and Social Class in the Lives of Italian Condottieri

The Social Status and Origins of Italian Condottieri and Captains. Explore the intriguing world of Italian condottieri and captains from 1300 to 1550, as we...

The Fatal Toll of War: A Comprehensive Table of Condottieri Deaths and Their Causes (1299-1539)

The Fate of Captains and Condottieri. 1299-1539. Deaths in combat and due to illnesses during a conflict. Captains executed or killed in prison. ITALIAN: Morti in...

Michael Gaismair: The Rebel Commander’s Quest Against Feudal Powers

From Venetian Ally to Habsburg Foe: Gaismair's Turbulent Life. Michael Gaismair (1490-1532) was a Tyrolean peasant leader and revolutionary during the German Peasants' War. As...

Georg von Frundsberg: The Mastermind Behind Landsknecht Tactics

Frundsberg's Role in the Italian Wars Georg von Frundsberg was a notable German military leader and Landsknecht commander in the Holy Roman Empire's service. Born...

Pietro Brunoro: The Condottiere’s Untold Story

The remarkable life and deeds of Pietro Brunoro and his wife Bona Lombarda. Pietro Brunoro (Pietro Brunoro di San Vitale) of Parma. From the counts...

Luigi da Porto: The Renaissance Soldier Who Inspired Romeo & Juliet

Renaissance Valor and Literary Legacy. Luigi da Porto was an Italian writer, condottiere, and historian, renowned for creating the story and characters of Romeo and...

Fabrizio Maramaldo: A Controversial Figure in Italian History

From Battlefield Triumphs to Renaissance Intrigue. Fabrizio Maramaldo was an Italian condottiero, a mercenary soldier originally from the Kingdom of Naples, made notorious for the...
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