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Montefeltro

(mōntāfĕl`trō), Italian noble family. Its members were noted patrons of art and traditionally opposed the papacy in the struggle between Guelphs and GhibellinesGuelphs and Ghibellines
, opposing political factions in Germany and in Italy during the later Middle Ages. The names were used to designate the papal (Guelph) party and the imperial (Ghibelline) party during the long struggle between popes and emperors, and they were also used
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. The county of Montefeltro (created c.1154) included parts of Romagna, the Marches, and San Marino. Oddantonio Montefeltro (d. 1444) was the first Montefeltro duke of Urbino. His successor, Federico da Montefeltro, 1422–82, was prominent in Italian politics and gathered an outstanding art collection. His portrait (Uffizi Gall.) was painted by Piero della Francesca. Federico's son, Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, 1472–1508, lost and regained (1502–3) the duchy from Cesare Borgia. Guidobaldo's court was a center of Renaissance culture, and he provided the model for The Courtier of Baldassare CastiglioneCastiglione, Baldassare, Conte
, 1478–1529, Italian soldier, author, and statesman attached to the court of the duke of Milan and later in the service of the duke of Urbino. His famous Libro del cortegiano (1528, tr.
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Montefeltro

 

an Italian family, the ruling house of the city of Urbino from 1234 to 1508. The family originated in the Montefeltro region of the Marches, where it gained its name. Initially bearers of the title of count, from 1443 the Montefeltri ruled as dukes of Urbino. In the 13th century they were strong supporters of the Ghibellines; during the 14th and 15th centuries they served as condottieri (commanders of mercenaries) in the service of the Viscontis and the Papacy.

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Keywords: irony, allegory, greed, desire, "femmina balba", Guido da Montefeltro, Ulysses, Buonconte da Montefeltro.
1 shows the interior of the studiolo of Federico da Montefeltro (1422-1482) at Urbino, a small town about 100 miles south east of Bologna.
Diane Webb concludes this section by outlining the rituals and splendour of the Montefeltro Court in Urbino through the surviving book of court rituals, which reminds visitors about the importance of cleanliness and good manners when visiting the duke.
One of my intended pictures was Piero della Francesca's late Montefeltro altarpiece.
When he seized Urbino in 1502, Guildobaldo da Montefeltro fled to Mantua, where Isabella sought French support for him, permitting his return to Urbino.
Ellison can also hit the target at Yarmouth as Montefeltro holds strong claims in the Stanley Threadwell Memorial Handicap.
The 12-gauge Montefeltro is now available with a 26-inch synthetic stock with a 4+1 magazine capacity, full set of Crio chokes, red bar front sight and a 14 3/8-inch length of pull.
This book surveys twelve major cycles of well-preserved high-level intarsia work (including the studiolo of Frederico da Montefeltro, the sacristy of Santa Maria in Organo at Verona, and the choir of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo).
The desecration legend also served to reinforce the broader policies of the local ruler, Duke Federigo da Montefeltro.
There are no operating parts in the fore-end, which allows that part to be impressively slim in guns like the Montefeltro.
Arikha is the author of Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humors and Simonetta of The Montefeltro Conspiracy: A Renaissance Mystery Decoded.
Jennifer Webb's "Hidden in Plain Sight: Varano and Sforza Women of the Marche" untangles the relationships between the women of the Malatesta, Varano, Sforza, and Montefeltro families, revealing a significant women's network and a family culture of female education that created and maintained a virtual curriculum of its own for over a century.