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Pietro Farnese (Italian Soldier, Captain General of Florence) c. 1310-1363


Pietro Farnese Demographics:
  • Name - Pietro Farnese, aka Piero de Farneto & Petruchio Cola.
  • Birth - c. 1310 (San Miniato).
  • Death - June 20 1363.
  • Father - Nicola Farnese
  • Occupation - Italian leader; Consignor of Farnese, Canino, Ischia & Cellere; captain of the papal army & Captain General Army Florence.
Dates in Pietro Farnese's Life:
  • Little is known of Pietro Farnese's early life.
  • 1338 (August) - Together with his father, supports Orvieto Monaldeschi the Viper against Monaldeschi and is declared rebel.[1]
  • 1345 (April) - Takes possession of Castel Fiorentino.[3]
  • 1353 - Occupies Toscanella (Tuscania).[3]
  • 1354 - Enters the service of Cardinal Egidio Albornoz to Milan, to fight against the rebel ghibellino Bernabo Visconti.[1]
  • 1355 (November) - Appointed captain of the Papal States.[1]
  • 1359 - Is knighted by Albertaccio Ricasoli.[3]
  • 1360 - Officially took possession of Bologna Blasco Fernandez when Giovanni Visconti from Oleggio gave the city & the church in exchange for Fermo.
  • 1363 (March) - The Senate of Rome sent him to the aid of the Florentines to fight the Pisans. He was appointed to the post of captain-general Rodolfo da Varano.[3]
  • 1363 (June) - Castelfiorentino is struck by the plague and Pietro Farnese is brought to San Miniato, where he dies mid-month. Buried in the church of Santa Reparata in Florence (Santa Maria del Fiore).[3]
  • 1380 - People of Santa Reparata, commission painters Angelo Gaddi & Giuliano to adorn the tomb (see picture) of Pietro Farnese.[1]
References:
  • [1] - http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Farnese_%28capitano_generale_fiorentino%29
  • [2] - http://www.mywire.com/a/Oxford-Dictionary-Renaissance/Farnese-family/9511187/
  • [3] - http://www.condottieridiventura.it/condottieri/f/0652%20%20%20%20%20%20PIERO%20FARNESE.htm
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