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

Stefano Dall'Aglio

Abstract

This book sheds new light on the notorious Florentine Lorenzino de' Medici (also known as Lorenzaccio) and on two of the most infamous assassinations of Italian Renaissance history. In 1537 Lorenzino changed the course of history by murdering Alessandro de' Medici, first duke of Florence, and paving the way for the accession of the new duke, Cosimo I. In 1548 Lorenzino was killed in Venice in revenge for the assassination he had committed. Based on research in the historical archives of Florence and Simancas, the text reconstructs the events surrounding these murders and involving the Medici, ... More

Keywords: Florentine Lorenzino de'Medici, Lorenzaccio, Italian Renaissance, Alessandro de' Medici, duke of Florence, Simancas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300189780
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300189780.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefano Dall'Aglio, author
University of Leeds

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