Castracani

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Lucca - History - First Republic
... later, and handed over the city to another condottiere Castruccio Castracani, under whose rule it became a leading state in central Italy ... Lucca rivalled Florence until Castracani's death in 1328. 23 September 1325, in the battle of Altopascio, Castracani defeated Florence's Guelphs ...
Simonetti Family - Simonetti of Lucca
... In 1317 the Quartigiani clan regained power and placed Castruccio Castracani in the office of captain-general of the Republic ... After a few months in office Castruccio Castracani turned against his protectors and plotted against the Quartigiani clan, including the Simonetti branch of the family ... Many members of the family were killed by Castruccio Castracani and the Simonetti family was banned from Lucca for the second time in a period of a few years ...
Dionigi Di Borgo San Sepolcro - Life
... and predicted the unexpected death of Castruccio Castracani ... Giovanni Villani wrote him with the latest news from Italy, deeply concerned about what Castracani and Emperor Louis the Bavarian were about to do Dionigi wrote back, saying that none of those ...
Lucchesi - History - First Republic
... expelled him two years later, and handed over the city to another condottiere Castruccio Castracani, under whose rule it became a leading state in central Italy ... Lucca rivalled Florence until Castracani's death in 1328 ... On 22 and 23 September 1325, in the battle of Altopascio, Castracani defeated Florence's Guelphs ...
Battle Of Altopascio - Background
... After subduing several Ghibelline towns, Castracani had conquered Pistoia and from there menaced Florence ... The latter's troops moved to face him, but Castracani preferred to avoid a pitched battle he took shelter in the local burgh of Cerruglio, waiting for reinforcements from his ... On September 21, a party seeking a site for a new camp was destroyed by Castracani's forces between Porcari and Montechiari ...