Bernardi, Andrea
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[Novacula]

1450-1552. Italy. Born in Bologna into a family of very modest means, Andrea Bernardi worked as a barber during his youth, whence came his nickname “Novacula”, from the Latin word for a sharp knife or razor. In 1470, he moved to Forlì where he spent the rest of his life. There he started to write a chronicle of his times, paying special attention to the history of his adoptive city. The work was so well received by the members of the city council that they decided to reward Bernardi by…

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Paolini, Devid, “Bernardi, Andrea”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00310>
First published online: 2016



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