Podestą of Cingoli, 1536
One of the sixteen Gonfalonieri di Compagnia, 1512, 1519-20, 1522 and
1527 (representing the Santa Croce quarter, gonfalone Carro)
A prior of the Signoria of Florence, 1509 (representing the Santa Croce
A member of the Dieci di Libertą, 1501
Florentine historian, poet, and playwright, he occupied various positions
in the service of the Florentine republic after the expulsion of the Medici
in 1494, and even on their return in 1512 he continued in the public service
under the Medici and even dedicated some of his literary works to them.
In 1527 he joined in the movement for the expulsion of the family and
was instrumental in defeating the Medicean forces. When the Medici again
definitely became masters of Florence in 1530, Nardi was exiled from the
city. He moved firstly to Livorno, and then joined the exiled Florentines
in Venice in 1533. In 1534, he was declared a rebel and his properties
were confiscated. He wrote a statement of the claims of the Florentine
exiles against the Medici, addressed to the emperor Charles V. The exact
date of his death is unknown. His chief work is his Istorie della Cittą
di Firenze, covering the period from 1494 to 1538. After his appointment
of Cingoli, he moved to the Marche for a period, before returning to Venice
Place of birth: S. Piero Scheraggio, Florence
Place of death: Venice
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