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Federico da Montefeltro

 (1422–82) Duke of Urbino and mercenary captain. He spent his considerable wealth on transforming Urbino’s architecture and amassing a magnificent picture collection and library. ...

Federigo Da Montefeltro

Federigo Da Montefeltro (1422–82)   Reference library

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... Da Montefeltro ( 1422–82 ) was ruler of Urbino from 1444 till his death. A former pupil of Vittorino da Feltre 's Humanist school in Mantua , he invested a large proportion of his substantial earnings as a condottiere in patronage , building his remarkable palace and turning Urbino into a leading humanist and artistic centre. His library, containing over 1,000 manuscripts , was one of the most wide-ranging of his time. [ See also Montefeltro .] [ Luciano Cheles...

Montefeltro, Federico da

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..., Federico da ( 1422–82 ) Duke of Urbino and mercenary captain. He spent his considerable wealth on transforming Urbino’s architecture and amassing a magnificent picture collection and library. According to his main supplier, the Florentine bookseller *Vespasiano da Bisticci , his books were all in vellum and handwritten, since he would have been ashamed to possess a printed work. In 1657 , the *Vatican acquired much of the collection, now known as the Codices Urbinates . Neil Harris DBI M. Peruzzi (ed.), Ornatissimo codice. La biblioteca di...

Federico da Montefeltro

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...Benzoni, Gino . “ Federico da Montefeltro, duca di Urbino. ” In Dizionario biografico degli Italiani , vol. 45, pp. 722–743. Rome: Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana, 1995. Chittolini, Giorgio . “ Su alcuni aspetti dello stato di Federico. ” In Federico di Montefeltro: Lo stato, le arti, la cultura , edited by Giorgio Cerboni Baiardi , Giorgio Chittolini , and Piero Floriani , vol. 1: Lo stato , pp. 61–102. Rome: Bulzoni, 1986. Isaacs, Ann . “ Condottieri, stati, e territori nell’Italia centrale. ” In Federico di Montefeltro: Lo stato, le arti, la...

Federico II da Montefeltro

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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... II da Montefeltro or Federigo II da Montefeltro ( 1422–82 ), Duke of Urbino, was the illegitimate son of Count Guidantonio da Montefeltro of Urbino. Federico was educated in Mantua at the school of Vittorino da Feltre . In 1444 he became a condottiere , fighting for Francesco Sforza of Milan and then for Florence; in 1461 he entered the service of King Ferrante I of Naples. In 1469 Federico commanded the combined forces of Naples, Florence, and Milan in a successful attack on the papal army and in 1474 was created duke of Urbino by...

Federico da Montefeltro

Federico da Montefeltro  

 (1422–82)Duke of Urbino and mercenary captain. He spent his considerable wealth on transforming Urbino’s architecture and amassing a magnificent picture collection and library. According to his main ...
6 The European Printing Revolution

6 The European Printing Revolution   Reference library

Cristina Dondi

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...networks in place during the MS period, one that centred on the *stationer’s shop, traditionally the supplier of writing materials and books. The famous Florentine bookseller and stationer *Vespasiano da Bisticci —purveyor of grand MSS to the likes of the Medici of Florence ( see laurentian library , florence ), *Federico da Montefeltro of Urbino, and Matthias *Corvinus , king of Hungary—refused to accept the new invention of printing with movable type and ended his commercial activities in 1478 . His main rival in Florence, Zanobi di Mariano,...

28 The History of the Book in Italy

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...in Italy just before the advent of printing. The chief figure is the Florentine bookseller *Vespasiano da Bisticci , who organized on a huge and costly scale the copying and decoration of MSS for such clients as Cosimo de’ Medici and Federico da *Montefeltro . Late in life, Vespasiano included in his memoirs a spiteful jab at the printing press, which was putting traditional bookmakers like himself out of business. His jaundiced claim that Federico would never have allowed a printed text in his collection is unfounded, but revealing. It shows that it is...

Guidobaldo da Montefeltro

Guidobaldo da Montefeltro  

(1472–1508),Duke of Urbino, was the last Montefeltro ruler of Urbino. He succeeded his father Federico II da Montefeltro in 1482. He fought as a condottiere against France in the ...
Martino Filetico

Martino Filetico  

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(c. 1430–c. 1490).Humanist educator, who taught the children of Federigo da Montefeltro in Urbino, of Alessandro Sforza in Rimini, and of Antonio Colonna in Rome. He translated Theocritus and ...
Costanza Varano

Costanza Varano  

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(1426–47)grew up in Pesaro, where she was partly educated by her grandmother, Battista Malatesta da Montefeltro, and became an accomplished Latinist; several letters, orations, and poems are ...
Vespasiano Da Bisticci

Vespasiano Da Bisticci  

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 (1421–98) Florentine bookseller.Vespasiano operated the largest MS-copying business in Renaissance Europe, supplying such libraries as those of the Medici and Federigo da Montefeltro with ...
Justus of Ghent

Justus of Ghent  

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(active 1473–c. 1482).Southern Netherlandish painter who worked in Italy for Federigo da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino. He painted a large altarpiece, the Communion of the Apostles (1473–4; Urbino, ...
Niccolò da Uzzano

Niccolò da Uzzano  

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(1359–1431),from a prominent Florentine banking family, became leader of the oligarchic regime after the death of Maso degli Albizzi (1417). He was the reputed author of a vernacular poem ...
Montefeltro

Montefeltro  

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The first well known representative of this branch of the counts of Carpegna was Montefeltrano (late 12th c.). In 1234 his son Buonconte received from Frederick II the lordship of ...
Joos van Wassenhove

Joos van Wassenhove  

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(active c.1460–80).Netherlandish painter, part of whose career was spent in Italy, where he was known as Giusto da Guanto (Justus of Ghent). He became a member of the Antwerp painters' guild in 1460, ...
Giovanni Santi

Giovanni Santi  

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(b ?Colbordola, nr. Urbino, ?c.1440; d Urbino, 1 Aug. 1494).Italian painter and writer, the father of Raphael, active mainly in Urbino, where he worked for the court. He was ‘a mediocre painter but ...
Niccolò Piccinino

Niccolò Piccinino  

(1386–1444),condottiere, born in Callisciana, near Perugia, the son of a butcher. He served a local soldier as a page, eventually becoming a cavalryman, and in 1416 entered the service ...
Battle of La Molinella

Battle of La Molinella  

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The wake of a failed coup in Florence against the Medici regime in 1466 saw the creation of a defensive league involving Milan, Florence, Rome, and Naples. Perceiving this alliance ...
Naldo Naldi

Naldo Naldi  

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(c. 1436–1513).Florentine poet of considerable refinement and a scholar of Greek and Latin culture. Received at the court of the Medici, and mentioned in Angelo Poliziano's poetry, he was ...
Gian Cristoforo Romano

Gian Cristoforo Romano  

(c.1465–1512),Italian sculptor, born in Rome, where he trained in the studio of Andrea Bregno. He subsequently worked in a series of north Italian cities. In Milan he carved the ...

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