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Dati, Gregorio
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1362-1435. Italy. Florentine patrician, merchant, historian. Author of two historical works, Libro segreto and Istoria di Firenze, both in Tuscan Italian. Following his father's métier, Dati became a setaiolo grosso (entrepreneur in the silk business). His economic wellbeing mostly derived from his four wives' dowries. His political career led him to hold various important offices and after 1430 he appeared in the informal meetings of councillors where his ideas evidently spread.

The Libro segreto (secret Book), written between 1384 and 1428, is compiled from n…

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Lang, Heinrich, “Dati, Gregorio”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 22 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00859>
First published online: 2016

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