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Buoninsegni, Domenico di Leonardo
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1384-1465. Italy. Florentine patrician, merchant and historian. He studied with the Byzantine Greek teacher Manuel Chrysoloras and with Roberto de' Rossi, and kept friendly ties with humanists like the famous Niccolò Niccoli and Ermolao Barbaro. Though he was not particularly successful as a merchant, he was one of the richest inhabitants of the quarter of Santa Maria Novella. Politically he held some of the city's most important offices and was a member of the broader circle of the early Medici regime.

It was probably during his last twenty years that he compiled his Istoria fiorentina

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Lang, Heinrich, “Buoninsegni, Domenico di Leonardo”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00342>
First published online: 2016



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