Giovanni dalle Bande Nere

Giovanni dalle Bande Nere

Birth
Forli, Provincia di Forli, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death 30 Nov 1526 (aged 28)
Mantua, Provincia di Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Plot Cappelle Medicee
Memorial ID 200027976 · View Source
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Italian Military Leader. The father of Cosimo de Medici, I, He became a mercenary military captain in the employ of Pope Leo X during the early 1500's. He led the war against Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. He thenceforth formed a company of his very own, specializing in devastating skirmishing tactics and ambushes on light horses during the early 1520's. He won battles against several rebel barons in Marche. in 1526 the War of the League of Cognac broke out He was able to hold off and defeat the Landsknechts rearguard at the confluence of the Mincio with the Po River. He was killed by a Falconet in 1526.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Vixorio
  • Added: 12 Jun 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 200027976
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (5 Apr 1498–30 Nov 1526), Find a Grave Memorial no. 200027976, citing Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Vixorio (contributor 49886218) .