Cangrande I Della Scala
Cangrande (christened Can Francesco) della Scala (9 March 1291 – 22 July 1329) was an Italian nobleman, the most celebrated of the della Scala family which ruled Verona from 1277 until 1387. Now perhaps best known as the leading patron of the poet Dante Alighieri, Cangrande was in his own day chiefly acclaimed as a successful warrior and autocrat. Between becoming sole ruler of Verona in 1311 and his death in 1329 he took control of several neighbouring cities, notably Vicenza, Padua and Treviso, and came to be regarded as the leader of the Ghibelline faction in northern Italy.
Read more about Cangrande I Della Scala: Early Life, The Emperor's Right-hand Man, Struggle For Vicenza, A Staunch Ghibelline, Second War With Padua, Second Military Campaign Against Treviso, Third War With Padua, Return To Military Action, Intrigues and Betrayals, Final Triumph Over Padua, Conquest of Treviso and Death, Legacy, In Fiction
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