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Vita de Francesco Ferrucci

Identifier: Vault MSS 483

Scope and Contents

This manuscript was written on small folio paper, and probably bound in the early 17th century in Italian limp boards. The text is written in a large cursive roughly 29 lines to a page. It is an anonymous and probably an unknown biography of Francesco Ferrucci, the Florentine merchant, farmer, and condottiere, who was killed in 1530 in the defense of Florence against the returning Medici. This work was probably that of a contemporary who was likely an eye-witness to much that he described; however, he borrowed from contemporary sources as indicated by neat marginal references. The narrative breaks off suddenly and the work is obviously unfinished, but it still contains the details of the battle of 1530.


  • 1550

Language of Materials

Materials are in Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Vita de Francesco Ferrucci must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 v. (76 p.) : handwritten bound ; 34 x 25 cm


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Vita de Francesco Ferrucci
Leslie Evens
2011 December 15
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States