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1289 The Battle of Campaldino

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The The Battle of Campaldino in 1289 was fought between Ghibellines and the Guelphs.[1]

Campaldino is one of the important battles between the Guelphs and Ghibellines - the major political factions in the city states of central and northern Italy. It heralded the rise of Florence to a dominant position over the area of Tuscany and was one of the last occassions when the Italian city militias contested a battle, with the 14th century seeing the rise of the condottiere in Italy's Wars.

Dante Alighieri, fought in his city’s militia cavalry in the battle and it affected him significantly.[1]

Chief among the Ghibelline numbers was the bishop of Arezzo, Guglielmino degli Ubertini.[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DeVries, Kelly (2018) Would you like to see his head?”: The battlefield and the bishop from 13th century Italy, retrieved 2021-04-05.




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