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Niccolo Piccinino


Niccolo Piccinino (1386 - October 15 1444), was an Italian condottiero.

Biography

He was born at Perugia, was the son of a butcher.

He began his military career in the service of Braccio da Montone, who at that time was waging war against Perugia on his own account, and at the death of his chief, shortly followed by that of the latter's son Oddo, Piccinino became leader of Braccio's condotta. After serving for a short period under the Florentine Republic, he went over to Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan (1425), in whose service together with Niccolo Fortebraccio he fought ...

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