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Capponi, Neri di Gino
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1388-1457. Italy. Florentine patrician, merchant and politician. Son of Gino di Neri Capponi. Author of the Commentari (Commentaries). Before he started a unique political career, he was involved in business as a merchant-banker together with his brothers. In the 1420s he held his first important offices: he was sent abroad as military commissioner and diplomat, therefore he had major influence on condottieri and foreign governments. After the return of the Medici in 1434 he became one of the few leading figures of the Medici regime, second only to Cosimo.

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Lang, Heinrich, “Capponi, Neri di Gino”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00408>
First published online: 2016

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