Apology for a Murder (Alma Classics 101 Pages) (Paperback)

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Famed for having killed his cousin Alessandro, the Duke of Florence, in 1537, but also for writing accomplished literary works, including a comedy and several poems, Lorenzino de' Medici remains one of the most enigmatic figures of Italian literature. In his masterpiece, Apology for a Murder, he reveals the inner motives behind his act, portraying himself as a hero to be numbered alongside the great tyrannicides of ancient Rome and Greece.

Lorenzino himself, in 1548, was murdered by two soldiers hired either by the emperor Charles V or by Cosimo, Alessandro's successor as Duke, and this volume includes the dramatic account of his killing by Francesco Bibboni, one of the assassins, as well as a selection of Lorenzino's poems, giving a fully rounded image of the antihero of Alfred de Musset's Lorenzaccio.

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Born into a cadet branch of the powerful Medici family, Lorenzino de' Medici (1514–48) was a politician and a writer, who is today remembered as the man who killed the Duke of Florence in 1537.

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Lorenzino de’ Medici remains one of the most enigmatic figures of Italian literature


Product Details
ISBN: 9781847497925
ISBN-10: 1847497926
Publisher: Alma Classics
Publication Date: May 21st, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Alma Classics 101 Pages