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Chigi familylocked

  • David G. Wilkins,
  • Alessandro Angelini,
  • Sharon Gregory,
  • David L. Bershad
  •  and Janet Southorn

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Italian family of patrons.

David G. Wilkins

(b Siena, Nov 29, 1466; d Rome, April 11, 1520).

He was recognized by his contemporaries as the wealthiest merchant and the most important banker in Europe and played a significant part in the social and artistic life of Rome during the Renaissance. As a patron, he favoured artists from his native Siena and in ...

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)