- Albizzi family
- Originating in Arezzo, the Albizzi moved to Florence in the 12th century where they came to play a major role in the city's government. After the Ciompi Revolt of 1378, they were exiled from Florence, only to return in 1382 to head an oligarchic regime. Under the Albizzi, Florence began extending its dominion into the rest of Tuscany. Arezzo was acquired in 1384, Montepulciano in 1390, Pisa in 1406, Cortona in 1411, and Livorno in 1421. In 1433, the Albizzi were instrumental in effecting Cosimo de' Medici's exile. Cosimo, however, returned the following year to Florence and successfully removed the Albizzi from power.
Historical dictionary of Renaissance art. Lilian H. Zirpolo. 2008.
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