Bartolomeo Colleoni

Bartolomeo Colleoni

Birth
Solza, Provincia di Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
Death 3 Nov 1475 (aged 79–80)
Cavernago, Provincia di Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
Burial Bergamo, Provincia di Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
Memorial ID 21395 · View Source
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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 yearsÊafter 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 14 Apr 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21395
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bartolomeo Colleoni (1395–3 Nov 1475), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21395, citing Cappella Colleoni, Bergamo, Provincia di Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .