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Jacopo de' Pazzi (1423 - April 30, 1478) became head of the Pazzi in 1464.[1] He, his nephew Francesco, and his brother Renato were executed after the Pazzi conspiracy on 26 April 1478.[2]

Jacopo de' Pazzi
Borrani, Il cadavere di Jacopo de' Pazzi.jpg
Il cadavere di Jacopo de' Pazzi, oil painting by Odoardo Borrani, 1864
Born
Jacopo di Andrea de' Pazzi

1423
Died30 April 1478(1478-04-30) (aged 54–55)
Florence, Italy
Cause of deathDeath by hanging
OccupationBanker
ChildrenCaterina

The conspiracy was proposed in Montughi, at Jacopo Pazzi's villa, and it was planned to kill Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici and take over the government of Florence.[3] After the conspiracy, Jacopo went home and he found Francesco with a wound in one leg, possibly self-inflicted.[4] With 100 armed men, Jacopo ran through the streets crying "Liberty!", but when Francesco was dragged from his bed and hanged, Jacopo escaped from Florence.[5] In the village of Castagno he was recognised and sent back to Florence where he was hanged.[6]

Stefano di Ser Niccolo da Bagnone served as a secretary to Jacopo and tutor to his daughter Caterina.[7] Palazzo Pazzi was commissioned by Jacopo between 1462 and 1472.[8]

In popular cultureEdit

In the second season of Medici: Masters of Florence (2016), Sean Bean appeared as Jacopo de' Pazzi.[9][10][11] He appeared in the video game Assassin's Creed II (2009),[12][13] where he was killed by Rodrigo Borgia.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hibbert 1979, p. 131.
  2. ^ Hibbert 1979, p. 141.
  3. ^ Kohl, Witt & Welles 1978, p. 307.
  4. ^ Kohl, Witt & Welles 1978, p. 315.
  5. ^ Plumb, J.H. (20 May 2015). Renaissance Florence. New Word City. p. 17. ISBN 9781612308746.
  6. ^ Williamson, Hugh Ross (1974). Lorenzo the Magnificent. Putnam. p. 174.
  7. ^ Kohl, Witt & Welles 1978, p. 309.
  8. ^ Hibbert, Christopher (25 March 2004). Florence: The Biography of a City. Penguin UK. p. 160. ISBN 9780141926247.
  9. ^ "Medici: Masters of Florence Renewed For Season 2!". Renew Cancel TV. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  10. ^ Clarke, Stewart (16 June 2017). "Sean Bean and '24' Showrunner Join Second Season of 'Medici'". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  11. ^ Clarke, Stewart (10 August 2017). "Daniel Sharman and Bradley James Join Netflix's 'Medici'". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  12. ^ Gasperini, Cedric (20 November 2009). "Assassin's Creed 2 vous ment !". Gama Live (in French). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  13. ^ Paternoster, Agnese (12 August 2015). "Ezio Auditore da Firenze: tra storia e fenomeno videoludico". Toc Toc Firenze (in Italian). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  14. ^ Bowden, Oliver (26 November 2009). Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance. Penguin UK. p. 528. ISBN 9780141046303.

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