Browsing the "Renaissance" Tag

Legendary Medici warrior died of gangrene

January 28th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

Giovanni de’ Medici, the legendary 16th century army commander, did not die from an improperly amputated leg, as was previously


Remains of Italian warrior exhumed

November 27th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers in Italy have exhumed the remains of Giovanni de’ Medici, a famous mercenary soldier who lived during the Renaissance,


The 16-century origin of platform shoes

February 25th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Apparently platform heels began in the 16th century as a symbol of extreme wealth. Impractically high heels, known as chopines,



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