Bartolomeo Contarini (nobleman)
Bartolomeo Contarini was a Venetian businessman who married the widowed duchess of Athens Chiara Zorzi in 1453 and governed the duchy in the name of her infant son, Francesco I.Bartolomeo was the son ...
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Giovanni Villani
Giovanni Villani (c. 1276 or 1280 – 1348, [dʒoˈvanni vilˈlaːni]) was an Italian banker, official, diplomat and chronicler from Florence who wrote the Nuova Cronica (New Chronicles) on the history of F...
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Bertolome Zorzi
Bertolome Zorzi (Latin: Bartolomeus Gorgis; fl. 1266–1273) was a Venetian nobleman, merchant, and troubadour. Like all Lombard troubadours, he composed in the Occitan language. Eighteen of h...
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Cesare Federici
Cesare Federici (c. 1530 - 1600/1603) was an Italian merchant and traveler.
Federici was born at Erbanno, in what is now the province of Brescia, then under the suzerainty of the Republic of Venic...
Gasparo Balbi
Gasparo Balbi was an Italian jeweller, merchant, and author from Venice, who is best known for his account of his travels to India and the East from 1579-1588. He mainly travelled with Portuguese merc...
Niccolò de' Conti
Niccolò de' Conti (1395–1469) was a Venetian merchant and explorer, born in Chioggia, who traveled to India and Southeast Asia, and possibly to Southern China, during the early 15th century. After the...
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Antonio Malfante
Antonio Malfante (?-1450) was a Genoese trader, known for traveling to Africa on behalf of the Centurione Bank in 1447. In a letter written in Latin from the Saharan oasis of Tuwat to a merchant in Ge...
Francesco Nullo
Francesco Nullo (March 1, 1826 – May 5, 1863) was an Italian patriot, military officer and a merchant, a close friend and confidant of Giuseppe Garibaldi. He supported independence movements in Italy ...
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Francesco di Marco Datini
Francesco di Marco Datini (c. 1335 – 16 August 1410) was an Italian merchant born in Prato.
He was one of four children of Marco di Datino and Monna Vermigilia, who both died with two of their chi...
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Marco Polo
Marco Polo (/ˈmɑrkoʊ ˈpoʊloʊ/; [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo]; September 15, 1254 – January 8–9, 1324) was a Venetian merchant traveller whose travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (B...
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Gregorio Dati
Gregorio (Goro) Dati (15 April 1362 – 17 September 1435) was a Florentine merchant and diarist best known for the authorship of The Diaries of Gregorio Dati, which represents a major source for the so...
Benedict Spinola
Benedict Spinola (1519/20 – 1580), also called Benedick Spinola, and in Italian Benedetto Spinola, was a 16th-century Genoese merchant of the Spinola family who lived his whole adult life in the City...
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Giosafat Barbaro
Giosafat Barbaro (also Giosaphat or Josaphat) (1413–1494) was a member of the Venetian Barbaro family. He was a diplomat, merchant, explorer and travel writer. He was unusually well-travelled for some...
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Girolamo Conestaggio
Girolamo Franchi di Conestaggio (Latin: Hieronymus Conestagius) (1530 – c.1616) was a Genoese merchant and scholar.A nobleman, he was also a merchant and spent time on business in Antwerp. He part...
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Ambrogio Contarini
Ambrogio Contarini (1429 – 1499) was a Venetian nobleman, merchant and diplomat known for an account of his travel to Iran.Ambrogio Contarini was a member of the patrician family of Contarini and spen...
Nuova Cronica
The Nuova Cronica or New Chronicles is a 14th-century history of Florence created in a year-by-year linear format and written by the Florentine banker and official Giovanni Villani (c. 1276 or 1280...
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