What is a Condottiero?

Introduction Condottieri (Italian: [kondotˈtjɛːri]; singular condottiero or condottiere) were Italian captains in command of mercenary companies during the Middle Ages and multinational armies during the early modern period. They notably served European monarchs and Popes during the Italian Wars of the Renaissance and the European Wars of Religion. Notable condottieri include Prospero Colonna, Giovanni dalle… Read More

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