Category: Rulers

Marino Faliero

(1274–1355) Marin Falier or Falieri Dux LV Doge della Repubblica di Venezia (1354–1355) Marino Faliero in Art: Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863) L’exécution du Doge Marino Faliero 1825–1826 Wallace Collection, London   Born 1274 Venezia (Italia) Died April 17 1355 Venezia (Italia) Cause of death Execution (decapitation) Occupation Diplomat…

Cesare Borgia

(1475–1507) called “il Valentino” Cesare Borgia in Literature: • Machiavelli, Niccolò (1469-1527): The Prince (English) • Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900): Beyond Good and Evil (English) • Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900): The Antichrist (English) Born September 13 1475 Subiaco (Italia) Died March 12 1507 Viana (España) Father…

Ludovico Sforza (Ludovico il Moro)

(1452–1508) Ludovico Maria Sforza, called Ludovico il Moro Duke of Bari (1479–1499) Duke of Milan (1494–1499) Lord of Genova (1494–1499) Works commissioned by him: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) L’Ultima Cena 1498 Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milano     Perugino (c.1446-1523) L’Arcangelo Michele c.1496–1500…

Paolo Malatesta

(c.1246–1285) Paolo Malatesta, called “il Bello” (the Beautiful) Count of Ghiaggiolo (1269–1285) Paolo Malatesta in Literature: • Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321): Divina Commedia (Italian) Paolo Malatesta in Art: Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867) Paolo et Francesca 1814 Musée Condé, Chantilly     Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867) Francesca…

Gianciotto Malatesta

(c.1245–1304) Giovanni Malatesta Gianciotto, called “Gianne lo Sciancato” (Gianne the crippled) Lord of Pesaro (1294–1304) Gianciotto Malatesta in Literature: • Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321): Divina Commedia (Italian) Gianciotto Malatesta in Art: Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867) Paolo et Francesca 1814 Musée Condé, Chantilly     Ingres, Jean…

Pietro Loredan (Venezia)

(1482–1570) Doge della Repubblica di Venezia (1567–1570) Pietro Loredan in Art: Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Doge Pietro Loredan 1567–1570 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne   Born 1482 Venezia (Italia) Died May 3 1570 Venezia (Italia) Occupation Doge

Andrea Doria

(1466–1560) Andrea Doria in Art: Bronzino (1503-1572) Andrea Doria come Nettuno 1531–1533 Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano     Born November 30 1466 Oneglia (Italia) Died November 25 1560 Genova (Italia) Occupation Admiral Condottiero

John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony

(1503–1554) John the Magnanimous Elector of Saxony (1532–1547) Duke of Saxony (1547–1554) John Frederick I in Art: Cranach, Lucas the Elder (1472-1553) John Frederick I c.1530s Private Collection     Cranach, Lucas the Elder (1472-1553) & Workshop John Frederick the Magnanimous,…

Cosimo de’ Medici (Firenze)

(1389–1464) Cosimo di Giovanni de’ Medici Cosimo il Vecchio, Pater Patriae Signore di Firenze (1434–1464) Cosimo de’ Medici in Art: Florentine School Medal of Cosimo de’ Medici as Pater Patriae c.1465–1469 Various locations     Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Ignoto con medaglia…