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Parenti, Piero di Marco
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1449-1518. Italy. Florentine patrician and historian, author of a town chronicle. Son of Marco Parenti and Caterina degli Strozzi, daughter of the famous Alessandra. Thanks to his father's good connections, he studied with the great humanist scholars Marsilio Ficino and Demetrius Chalcondylas. In 1482 he became a member of the Signoria.

In 1476 he started writing contemporarily his Storia Fiorentina (History of Florence) in a volgare (Italian) of a high standard. However he interrupted his work in 1478 and continued only in 1492 when Florentine history was in…

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Lang, Heinrich, “Parenti, Piero di Marco”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02005>
First published online: 2016

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