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Filipepi, Simone
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1443/4-1512. Italy. Born in Florence as one of a family of nine children, Filipepi is best known as the brother of the Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. He spent his working life mostly in Naples and Rome in the service of various commercial enterprises. In 1494 he returned to Florence where he became a supporter of the radical DominicanSavonarola, who ruled the city after the fall of the Medici regime. His name appears with 300 other citizens on a petition to the Pope to revoke Savonarola's excommunication.

In 1503 he began writing a Cronaca (Chronicle) of the years 1489-1503, wh…

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Dunphy, Graeme, “Filipepi, Simone”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000771>
First published online: 2016

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