Alessandro Cilli

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Cilli, Alessandro


Dates of birth and death unknown. Native of Pistoia, Italy.

From 1594 to 1615, Cilli was a singer in the choir of the king of Poland and a secret political agent of the duke of Tuscany at the Polish court. He wrote a work that described the events of the early 17th century in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Rzeczpospolita) and Russia. The second part of Cilli’s work dealt with the First False Dmitrii, with whom he was acquainted.

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