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Friday, April 3, 2015
Pietro Farnese - Captain General of the Papal and Florentine Armies
Another one of the Black Tree Design Late-HYW foot knights. This time painted up as the 14th C. Italian condottiere Pietro Farnese.
In 1345 he was appointed commander of a communal army which besieged the fortified city Castiglion Fiorentino.
He participated in the Papal wars of the times and eventually became Captain General of the Papal Army in 1355. In 1362, he was appointed Captain General of the Florentine Army in a war against Pisa. Pietro was a successful commander in both armies, but eventually died of the plague in 1363.
The Farnese family became very powerful in the years after Pietro, surviving until the 18th Century when no further males heirs remained.