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Legendary Medici warrior died of gangrene

Giovanni de' Medici, the legendary 16th century army commander, did not die from an improperly amputated leg, as was previously thought, but rather due to gangrene after being hit in the right leg by a cannonball. As the ball crashed the right leg above the knee, the condottiero was taken to

Remains of Italian warrior exhumed

Researchers in Italy have exhumed the remains of Giovanni de' Medici, a famous mercenary soldier who lived during the Renaissance, in order to learn more about his death and the surgeries that were performed upon him. Although he had acquired a reputation for invincibility, Giovanni of the Black Bands (1498-1526) died

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