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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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Comparisons of economic policy between the Albizzi regimes and the Medici complete Franceschi's essay.
In Part Three, David Peterson compares and contrasts the relations of the Albizzi and the Medici with the papacy.
In the 1430's, two parties developed - one led by the Albizzi family, the other by the Medici.
julibrissin Durazzin grown from seeds imported from Constantinople to Tuscany, Florence, in Italy by Fillippo Degli Albizzi in 1749 [15].
Entre ellos se encontraban cardenales provenientes de tradicionales familias nobiliarias italianas: Azzolini, Ottoboni, Albizzi, Borromeo, Imperiali, Omodei, Pio, Acquaviva, Odescalchi y Gualtieri (52).
A questo il Principe, mosso da avarizia, per darmene il meno che lui poteva, cosi ingiustamente la fecie giudicare dal detto Ierolimo delli Albizzi [...]; cosi fui assassinato ed ho rimesso in Dio le mie vendette, perche troppo e il male che io ho ricevuto a gran torto" (3: 75-76).
Two of the main characters in the Commentationes, Palla Strozzi and Rinaldo degli Albizzi, were exiled from Florence when Cosimo de' Medici and his followers seized virtual control of the government.
Perhaps commissioned by Guglielmo del Tovaglia or Marsiglio degli Albizzi, both prominent Florentine merchants in 1557-58.
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.
This book is a study of the various forms of exclusion of political opponents of the Florentine government that took place between 1215 (the beginning of the battles between members of the Guelf pro-papal and Ghibelline pro-imperial forces in Florentine politics) and 1434 when Cosimo de' Medici the Elder returned to Florence after having himself been excluded from politics and government the previous year by the triumphant Albizzi. This period is often thought of as the heyday of Florentine republicanism and Fabrizio Ricciardelli argues that the story of political exclusion that he wishes to tell represents 'the dark side of the Florentine republican system' (p.