Person:Cangrande I della Scala (1)

Cangrande I della Scala
b.9 Mar 1291
d.22 Jul 1329
Facts and Events
Name Cangrande I della Scala
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 Mar 1291
Death[1] 22 Jul 1329
Reference Number? Q785349?

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Cangrande (christened Can Francesco) della Scala (9 March 1291 – 22 July 1329) was an Italian nobleman, the most celebrated of the della Scala family which ruled Verona from 1277 until 1387. Now perhaps best known as the leading patron of the poet Dante Alighieri, Cangrande was in his own day chiefly acclaimed as a successful warrior and autocrat. Between becoming sole ruler of Verona in 1311 and his death in 1329 he took control of several neighbouring cities, notably Vicenza, Padua and Treviso, and came to be regarded as the leader of the Ghibelline faction in northern Italy.

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