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Çigdem Kafesçioglu and Walter B. Denny

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Italian patron. He was the son of Giulio, Duca d’Atri (d 1481), and Caterina Orsini, Contessa di Conversano (Apulia), a cousin of Queen Isabella of Castile; in 1477 he married Isabella Piccolomini of Aragon (d 1504). His extensive territories included much of the Abruzzo and Apulia, and through his second marriage to Caterina della Ratta, Contessa di Caserta, he gained lands in Campania, Lucania and Calabria. Andrea Matteo led a tumultuous political and military career, alternately supporting the Aragonese and the Angevins and losing and regaining his lands several times. From ...

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R. Nath, Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom

Dynasty that ruled portions of southern India from 1489 to 1686. Its founder, Yusuf ‛Adil Shah (reg 1489–1509), had come to India from Persia and was appointed governor of Bijapur under the Bahmani family rulers. He declared his independence when that dynasty declined. Yusuf had a prolonged conflict with the Portuguese, who were able to secure Goa in ...

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Çigdem Kafesçioglu and Walter B. Denny

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Marcus Burke

Spanish family of politicians and collectors. The prominent role of the Alvárez de Toledo family in the history of Spain and the dynastic marriages that have joined many other titles into the house of Berwick y Alba have placed the Alba collection among the finest in Europe. Don ...

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Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Werner Arnold, Volker Helas, Anna Bentkowska, Gerald Heres and Ingrid Sattel Bernardini

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Claire Baines

Italian historian, topographer, writer and patron. He was a friar and first entered the Dominican Order at Forlì but was in Bologna from 1495 and was officially transferred to the monastery there in 1500. Alberti received an extensive grounding in humanist studies under the Bolognese rhetorician ...

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Janet Southorn

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Zilah Quezado Deckker

Portuguese statesman, patron and writer. He was the natural son of Afonso d’Albuquerque (1453–1515), who was involved in the Portuguese conquest of India. In 1506 he was legitimized by Manuel I, who ordered that he take the name of Afonso in honour of his father. Marriage to Dona Maria de Noronha, daughter of the Conde de Linhares, a minister of the King, together with royal favours, brought him a substantial fortune; he later became the Inspector of Finances to John III and President of the Senate of Lisbon. His ...

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Italian family of lawyers, ecclesiastics and patrons. The family was Florentine, of ancient origin but modest distinction. Silvestro Aldobrandini (1499–1558) was a lawyer whose republican leanings forced him into exile after the restoration of the Medici in Florence in 1527. In 1548 he secured the protection of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, under whose aegis his career and family flourished in Rome in the service of successive popes. Silvestro’s son, Ippolito, who became ...

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