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Collenuccio, Pandolfo
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1444-1504. Italy.After graduating from the University of Padua in 1465, Pandolfo Collenuccio became an ambassador in the service of Costanzo I Sforza, Lord of Pesaro. As a result of a conflict with Giovanni Sforza, Collenuccio was imprisoned and exiled in 1488. However, his fame as a humanist earned him a quick rehabilitation, as well as the protection of the House of Gonzaga and Lorenzo de' Medici. After briefly serving as podestà of Florence and Mantua, Collenuccio became a counsellor to the duke of Ferrara, Ercole d'Este. The duke later appointed him ambassador to the Holy R…

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Bratu, Cristian, “Collenuccio, Pandolfo”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000486>
First published online: 2016

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