Bartolomeo Colleoni

Part of an effort to raise awareness about monuments damaged in the Venice floods of 1966, this booklet provides a summary of the life of Bartolomeo Colleoni, perhaps the most famous of the condottieri, or military commanders, of fifteenth century Italy. While fighting for the Serenissima of Venice, he won acclaim for his bravery and tactical skill and was awarded his own coat of arms. Upon Colleoni's death, a well-know bronze equestrian statue of him was modeled by Andrea Verrocchio, cast by Alessandro Leopardi, and erected in the Piazza SS. Giovanni e Paolo.

Open PDF