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Ubertino I Da Carrara - Quarrel With The Dente
... murdered Guglielmo Dente and incurred banishment from the reigning podestà, Pollione Beccadelli ... Giustina, and the podestà, attacked the Carraresi properties in the city ... Ubertinello returned from Chioggia, where he was staying in exile, assassinated the podestà, and besieged his enemies in their homes ...
Simon Doria - Identification
... He was podestà of Savona in 1265–1266 ... He would then be one of many such podestà-troubadours of which the 13th century furnishes examples, many from Genoa ... to request Tommaso Malocello as the future podestà of Savona ...
La Finta Giardiniera - Synopsis - Act I
... staircase leading to the mansion of the Podestà ... The Podestà, Cavalier Ramiro and Serpetta descend the staircase as Sandrina and Nardo work in the garden ... Sandrina is wretched because Don Anchise, the Podestà, is in love with her ...
List Of Mayors Of Genoa - Mayors
1864–1865, Luigi Gropallo 1866–1873, Andrea Podestà 1874–1876, Filippo Lamponi 1876–1877, Lazzaro Negrotto Cambiaso 1877–1878, Felice Segre 1878–1879, Salvatore ...
Luchetto Gattilusio - Diplomat and Statesman
... In 1270 he was assigned by the Angevins to "examine" the government of the podestà Orlando Putagio in Parma ... Bononiae ("Lord Luchetto Gattilusio of Genoa made podestà of Bologna") ... Luchetto was still acting as Guelph podestà of Bologna on 6 March 1277, when Enzo of Sardinia, son of the Emperor Frederick II and long languishing in a ...