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The Peruzzi were bankers of Florence, among the leading families of the city in the 14th century, before the rise to prominence of the Medici. Their modest antecedents stretched back to the mid 11th century, according to the family's genealogist Luigi Passerini, but a restructuring of the Peruzzii company in 1300, with an infusion of outside capital, marked the start of a quarter-century of prosperity that brought the family consortium to the forefront of Florentine affairs. Semi-public patronage reaffirmed the Peruzzi status in Florence: in his will in 1299, Donato di Arnoldo Peruzzi left money for a memorial chapel in a transept of the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence. It was probably his grandson Giovanni di Rinieri Peruzzi who was Giotto's patron in frescoing the walls with murals honoring John the Evangelist and John the Baptist, which Giotto executed, starting in 1313.

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Google previewAnimal Welfare & Anti-vivisection 1870-1910: Pro-vivisection writings (2004)

by Susan Hamilton

But Peruzzi is a man of open mind and of great intellect, and is capable of seeing two sides of a question. Guicciardini, on the contrary, admits that the concession is unlawful, but obstinately persists in it. It would be useless to appeal against ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology (2015)

by Nancy Thomson de Grummond

PERUZZI, BALDASSARE (1481-1536) inating the mid-Tiber valley, that was occupied by its Etruscan predecessor, which flourished especially from the fourth to second centuries B.C.; later a municipium, it was destroyed and then restored ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

CARPLUGO DA, Italian 1 sth-century painter, was long held the inventor of the art of printing in, chiaroscuro, afterwards brought to such perfection by Parmigiano and by Baltasar Peruzzi of Siena. The researches of Michael Huber (17 ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary (1786)

Containing an Historical Account of All the Engravers, from the Earliest Period of the Art of Engraving to the Present Time; and a Short List of Their Most Esteemed Works. ... With Several Curious Specimens of the Performances of the Most Ancient Artists. By Joseph Strutt. ... by Joseph Strutt


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Scrabble value of P3E1R1U1Z10Z10I1

The value of this 7-letter word is 27 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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