Tag: Tuscany

The Congiura of’ Pazzi

Ornella Mariani. That de 'Pazzi was a family of crucial importance in the history of Florence: he was the founder Ranieri, from Fiesole who moved to the eleventh century; but the most prominent figures were that of the legendary Pazzino, Crusader distinguished himself in the siege…

The Revolt of the Ciompi

Ornella Mariani. The season between the medieval 1289 and the 1381 was engaged by a series of claims: a red line marked across Europe, tying the urban riots of Flanders rebellion rural Jacquerie French Jacques…

Farinata, the Uberti and the Battle of Monteaperti

Ornella Mariani. After the eleventh century, an intense commercial activity had made powerful Pisa, Florence and Siena: while, as a result of twenty years' truce concluded with Genoa to Lerici, one o'clock dominated the Mediterranean routes assuming an institutional shape more and more autonomous,…

Berta daughter of Lothair II and Waldrada

Vincenzo Money. Berta, Nata fra l'860 and 865 shall, was the daughter of Lothair II, King of Lotharingia (825-869) and a nobleman named Waldrada (Friedelfrau or "wife of youth" [1]. Lothair II had then married Teutberga, desirable woman…

The Battle of Campaldino and its consequences

Ornella Mariani. The 1216 was a crucial year for Florence, long torn by internal dissension. The previous year, Frederick II had encircled the crown of King of Germany parallel to 'murder of Buondelmonte Buondelmonte by…

Berta: marriages and children

Vincenzo Money. Before dell'880 (Ann. Bertiniani, p. 151), Berta had been given in marriage to Count Theobald of Lorraine after the ill-fated attempts to Ugo, also a natural son of Lothair II and therefore brother of Berta, for the conquest…