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Alfonso V of Aragon

(1396—1458)

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Álvaro de Luna

Álvaro de Luna  

(1388–1453),Spanish soldier, statesman, and poet, the illegitimate son of an Aragonese nobleman. In 1420 he entered the service of King John II (Juan II) of Castile, who three years ...
Ancona

Ancona  

The seaport and episcopal see of Ancona, capital of the Marches, was in late antiquity one of the cities of the Pentapolis under the exarchate of Ravenna. The city retained ...
Angevins of Naples

Angevins of Naples  

The Angevins of Naples, princes of French royal blood, were two successive families from Anjou, who ruled the kingdom of Naples in the late Middle Ages. It officially kept the ...
Antonio Beccadelli

Antonio Beccadelli  

(1394–1471) Sicilian poet, humanist, and diplomat.He spent his early years in northern and central Italy, moving to Naples in 1434, where he served Alfonso V of Aragon. He is ...
Apulia

Apulia  

In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was called Calabria, a name that shifted during the early Middle ...
Aragon

Aragon  

An autonomous region of NE Spain, bounded on the north by the Pyrenees and on the east by Catalonia and Valencia; capital, Saragossa. Formerly an independent kingdom, which was conquered in the 5th ...
Bartolomeo Facio

Bartolomeo Facio  

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(c.1400–1457),Italian humanist. He was educated under Guarino da Verona and then became a tutor in Venice, Florence, and Genoa. In 1444 the Genoese republic sent Facio to Naples, where ...
Benedetto (Benko Kortruljevič) Cotrugli

Benedetto (Benko Kortruljevič) Cotrugli  

(c.1410–69) Merchant and humanist.Born in Dubrovnik (Ragusa), he practised trade, then settled in Naples under Alfonso V and Ferdinand of Aragon (kings of Naples), for whom he carried out ...
Callistus III

Callistus III  

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(1378–1458), Pope from 1455. Originally a supporter of Benedict XIII, he induced his successor Clement VIII (antipope, 1423–9) to submit to Martin V. The main efforts of his Papacy were directed to ...
Catalonia

Catalonia  

Catalonia came into being, like the other Christian principalities of the northern Iberian peninsula, after the Arab-Berber conquest of the 8th century. The expeditions made by the Franks and ...
Clement

Clement  

(antipope 10 June 1423–26 July 1429: d. 28 Dec. 1446)Before his death Benedict XIII, last of the Avignon popes in the Great Schism (1378–1417), made his four cardinals swear to elect a successor, and ...
Corsica

Corsica  

The Mediterranean island of Corsica, which lies 12 kilometres (7 miles) north of Sardinia, is now a département of France, but has at various points in its medieval and modern ...
Eugenius IV

Eugenius IV  

(c.1383–1447),Pope from 3 March 1431 until his death on 23 February 1447, was born Gabriele Condulmer in Venice, the son of a wealthy merchant. He became a monk at ...
Ferrante I

Ferrante I  

(1423–94),King of Naples, was the illegitimate son of Alfonso V of Aragon, king of Sicily and Naples (as Alfonso I). In his will Alfonso designated Ferrante as his successor ...
Francesco Laurana

Francesco Laurana  

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(b Vrana, nr. Zara, Dalmatia [now Zadar, Croatia], c.1430; d Marseilles, ?1502).Italian sculptor, born in Dalmatia, at that time subject to Venice. He is first recorded in 1453 in Naples, where he ...
Generalitat de Catalunya

Generalitat de Catalunya  

The Generalitat (formally known as the Diputació del General) was an official administrative body of the Corts of Catalunya. Pedro IV (r. 1336–87) established it in 1359 to supervise the ...
Gianozzo Manetti

Gianozzo Manetti  

(1396–1459),Italian humanist. He was born into a prominent banking family in Florence, where he entered the political life of the republic. In 1453 Manetti resigned his civic posts and ...
Giovanna II di Durazzo

Giovanna II di Durazzo  

(1371–1435),Queen of Naples, the daughter of King Carlo III of Naples and sister of King Ladislas of Durazzo; she was married to Duke Wilhelm of Austria, who died in ...
Guillem Sagrera

Guillem Sagrera  

(fl. 1416–50),Catalan architect and decorative sculptor, one of the twelve architects assembled in 1416 to plan the construction of the monumental nave of Girona Cathedral (the widest of any ...
Italian architecture

Italian architecture  

In the late twelfth century the Romanesque and Byzantine traditions of Italian architecture began to be penetrated by Gothic architecture, which in Italy as elsewhere was introduced from France by ...

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