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Iacopo Nardi

Positions Held

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 quarter)
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 as
podestą of Cingoli, he moved to the Marche for a period, before returning to Venice in 1537.

Place of birth: S. Piero Scheraggio, Florence

Place of death: Venice




Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, vol. 77. Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana, 2012.
D. Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield et al, eds. Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532, 2002.
B. Rogani. Discorso storico-genealogico della famiglia Nardi. Florence: Stamperia della SS. Annunziata, 1765.

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