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Contessina de’ Bardi

Contessina de’ Bardi: “


Contessina de Bardi (in Italian, Contessina de’ Bardi ) was born about 1390 and died in Florence in October 1473.

== Biography ==

The family of Contessina de Bardi had been a very rich time, but with the bankruptcy of their bank towards half of the 14th century, its importance had been reduced considerably. The family members had however succeeded in maintaining their condition easy by making acquisitions, mainly in the form of grounds, of castles and fortified town, located in strategic places at the north of the Republic of Florence, such as for example the collar of Vernio. They enjoyed a certain fame as suzerains and men-at-arms of profession. Médicis thus had, on certain occasions, an armed wing with the service of their strategy of political hegemony.

Contessina de’ Bardi had two wire: Piero it Gottoso and Giovanni. It closed the eyes on the escapades of Cosme which had an illegitimate son Charles de Médicis. This one was high in the family palate with its two others wire. She survived nine years her husband, died in 1464, and remained a reference for the grandchildren, so that Laurent Splendid the called his daughter junior Contessina de Médicis in its honor.

== Marriage ==

In 1414 she marries Cosimo de Medici.

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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