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Bartolomeo Colleoni
Birth: 1395
Death: Nov. 3, 1475

15th century military leader, mercenary soldier. Hero of medieval wars as general of the Venice's armies. He ordered that a church be built, later named Colleoni chapel. It now holds his majestic grave, admired today by tourist and art- lovers as a true Renaissance jewel. The tomb itself is empty as Colleoni's remains were originally misplaced until 1969, 494 years╩after Colleoni's death. The remains and his armor were placed, under the floor of the chapel, near the tomb. He was rumored to have had a third testicle, which he believed to be a symbol of his bravery.  
 
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Colleoni Chapel
Bergamo
Provincia di Bergamo
Lombardia, Italy
 
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Record added: Apr 15, 2001
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