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Albizzi

 

an old Florentine family, originally from Arezzo. Beginning in 1210 the members of this family held high government positions in Florence. The Albizzis belonged to the Lana guild and played a prominent role in the Guelph Party. During the Ciompi revolt of 1378 the Albizzi house was burned and the Albizzis themselves fled from the city. Maso degli Albizzi (1347–1417) beginning in 1382 and his son Rinaldo degli Albizzi (1370–1442) beginning in 1417 virtually headed the oligarchical government of Florence, competing with the Medici family. In 1434, Cosimo de’ Medici seized power, and the Albizzis were banished from Florence.

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In his study about politics of exclusion during the Renaissance, Fabrizio Ricciardelli explains that decades later, it was the Ricci and the Albizzi who disputed dominance over Florence, one favoring the lower strata of the population, the other the upper classes.
On 15 July 1486, Giovanna degli Albizzi married Lorenzo Tornabuoni--an alliance that intertwined two of the most powerful families in quattrocento Florence.
Attempted coups were still a threat, but the only one that succeeded, momentarily, was that of 1433, when Rinaldo degli Albizzi gained the expulsion of the Medici.
He describes the specifics of the patronage system as they applied to Santa Maria Degli Angeli, the history and functions of its scriptorium, the politics of the Albizzi faction and its impact on the space, the makers of the manuscripts and miniatures for which the monastery as famous, and the changes in the significance of the magnificent alterpiece, Monaco's Coronation of the Virgin.
At the most recent Congress on Medieval Studies, Maria de Prano of UCLA, gave a paper on the celebrated portrait by Domenico Ghirlandaio, "Giovanna degli Albizzi Tomabuoni", Cat.
His book, published in 1655 in Amsterdam, provoked the fury of the Inquisition, and in order to save his soul (and body), de Lapeyrere agreed to sign a formal retraction in front of the cardinals -- among them Albizzi and Barberini, the most zealous antiquarians of the Holy See (on this episode see Popkin 1987; Schnapp 1996: 222-34).
The Albizzi oligarchy which controlled the republic before Cosimo's heralded return to the city in 1434 was far more restrictive than any Medicean regime of the fifteenth century.
In 1390, for instance, Milan and Florence made a pact together but only after Maso degli Albizzi, representing the commune, had become the godfather to a child of the Visconti.
Opera Observed is well worth reading, not least for the entertainment value of the materials on which is it based: correspondence, spanning some six decades, between the Florentine impresario Luca Casimiro degli Albizzi (1664-1745) and a host of highly temperamental patrons, singers, and other theatrical personnel.
Here we find Sebastiano's experimental portraits on slate of Clement VII (1532) and Paul m with his Nephew (1534), but the curiosity value of this technical innovation is overshadowed by the more compelling works on traditional panels and canvases, in particular the series of larger than fife-size portraits of Andrea Doria, Christopher Columbus and Anton Francesco degli Albizzi.
15) The Commentationes Florentinae de exilio, a somewhat later work begun in 1440 and never finished, has been examined as a treatise of philosophical consolation that urges an attitude of resignation in the wake of the defeat of the aristocratic partisans--whose leader, Rinaldo degli Albizzi (1370-1442), had been among Filelfo's correspondents and the subject of one of his satires--at the Battle of Anghiari in June of 1440.
Questa testimonianza e seguita da uno stralcio tratto dall'Autobiografia di Caterina Paluzzi (538-56) e prosegue con il "Lenten Sermon" e "A Good Confession" (557-72) di Paolo Segneri col "Report on Quietism" e "Science, Journalism and the Eucharist" del cardinal Francesco degli Albizzi (572-82); e termina con le "Lettere contro l'ateismo" di Lorenzo Magalotti (582-605).