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Landucci, Luca
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1437-1516. Italy. Florentine apothecary, writer of a diary. Born to a modest family, he was able thanks to a considerable dowry to buy a bottega di spezeria (a shop for medicines, herbs, and spices) in 1466. From 1450 to 1516 he wrote a diary that was continued by an anonymous till 1542, in volgare (Italian). Becoming more detailed in the early 1470s his Diario (Diary) is a unique source covering the late years of Lorenzo il Magnifico, the DominicanSavonarola's rule in Florence (Landucci witnessed his execution), the French descent into Italy, and the Repub…

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Lang, Heinrich, “Landucci, Luca”, 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_01647>
First published online: 2016

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