Luchetto Gattilusio (fl. 1248 – 1307) was a Genoese statesman, diplomat, and man of letters. The Most Serene Republic of Genoa (Repubblica di Genova was an independent state in Liguria on the northwestern Italian coast from the 11th century As a Guelph he played an important role in wider Lombard politics and as a troubadour in the Occitan language he composed three poetic descriptions of his time. The Guelphs and Ghibellines were factions supporting respectively the Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire in central and northern Italy Lombardy (Lombardia Latin: Langobardia, Western Lombard: Lumbardìa, Eastern Lombard: Lombardia) is one of the A troubadour ( IPA:, originally) was a composer and performer of Occitan Lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100&ndash1350 Occitan ( IPA BrE: /ˈɒksɪtn/ AmE: /ˈɑksəˌtɑn/ known also as Lenga d'òc or Langue d'oc (native name occitan
The earliest written references to Luchetto are in a series of notarial instruments dating to 1248, 1251, 1252, 1267, and 1287. Civil law notaries are trained Jurists who often receive the same training as advocating jurists &mdash those with a legal education who become litigators such as Barristers His earliest activity, however, was probably his literary work. The only complete work which can be surely assigned to his authorship is D'un sirventes m'es granz volontatz preza, a sirventes dated to between 1262 and 1264. The sirventes or serventes ( Mistralian norm sirventès) is a Genre of Occitan Lyric poetry used by It is preserved in a famous chansonnier compiled by Bernart Amoros. A chansonnier (cançoner cançonièr Galician and cancioneiro canzoniere or canzoniéro cancionero is a Manuscript or printed book which contains a It was written while Charles of Anjou was in Italy preparing to make good on his Papally-sanctioned claim to the Kingdom of Sicily. Charles I ( 21 March 1226 &ndash 7 January 1285) commonly called Charles of Anjou, was the King of Sicily by conquest History See also History of the Papacy Catholics recognize the Pope as a successor to Saint Peter, who Jesus named as the "shepherd" and The Kingdom of Sicily (Regnum Siciliae or Sicilie Regno di Sicilia, commonly abbreviated Regno) was a state that existed in the south of Italy Luchetto was a staunch supporter of Charles of Anjou and his sirventes encourages the would-be king to follow the example of his namesake:
Asides from his above work there is another sirventes, Cora q'eu fos marritz ni conziros, directed at fellow Italian troubadour Sordello, which only survives in fragments and which is sometimes assigned to Luchetto, sometimes to fellow Genoese Lanfranc Cigala. Sordello da Goito or Sordel de Goit (sometimes Sordell) was a 13th-century Lombard Troubadour, born in the municipality of Goito Lanfranc Cigala or Cicala (Lanfranco Lafranc fl 1235&ndash1257 was a Genoese nobleman knight judge and man of letters of the mid thirteenth century Another work by Luchetto, Luchetz, se. us platz mais amar finamen, a tenso with another Genoese troubadour, Bonifaci Calvo, which must have been written after Calvo's return to Genoa in 1266, exists incompletely. Bonifaci, Bonifatz, or Bonifacio Calvo (fl 1253&ndash1266 was a Genoese Troubadour of the late thirteenth century In the various manuscripts in which are preserved these works, Luchetto's name appears Occitanised as Luchetz, Luqetz, or Luquet and Gateluz or Gatelus.
Luchetto's first diplomatic activity occurred in 1266, when he acted as an ambassador from Genoa to Pope Clement IV and Charles of Anjou. Pope Clement IV ( Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, November 23, year ca 1195 &ndash November 29, 1268 in Viterbo) born Gui Faucoi In 1270 he was assigned by the Angevins to "examine" the government of the podestà Orlando Putagio in Parma. The Capetian House of Anjou, or the Second Angevin dynasty, was a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, established by Charles Count of Anjou For information on the phantom island of the same name see Podesta (island. Parma is a City in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna near Modena famous for its Architecture and the fine countryside around it His first major political assignment is related in the Chronicon of Pietro Cantinelli under the year 1272: Dominus Luchittus de Cataluxiis de Janua fuit potestas Bononiae ("Lord Luchetto Gattilusio of Genoa made podestà of Bologna"). Bologna (boloɲa from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Bolognese dialect is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy Luchetto was still acting as Guelph podestà of Bologna on 6 March 1277, when Enzo of Sardinia, son of the Emperor Frederick II and long languishing in a Bolognese prison, dictated his testament in the presence of nobili viro Luchitto de Gatalusiis cive januensi Bonon. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of Enzio or Enzo ( Italianisation of Heinz, diminutive of Heinrich) (c Frederick II ( December 26, 1194 &ndash December 13, 1250) of the Hohenstaufen dynasty was a Pretender to the title Praetore ("nobleman Luchetto Gattilusio, citizen of Genoa, praetor of Bologna," praetor being synonymous with podestà at that time). Praetor was a title granted by the government of Ancient Rome to men acting in one of two official capacities the commander of an Army, either before The next year (1273), however, he was also capitano del popolo of Lucca under Charles. Lucca is a city in Tuscany, northern central Italy, situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain near (but not on the Ligurian Sea He was still at Lucca in 1277.
In 1282 Luchetto served a term as podestà of Milan. Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. Then, on 13 October 1284 he was a member of the Genoese delegation which reconfirmed the alliance between Genoa, Lucca, and Florence against Pisa. Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Roman origins Florence was founded in 59 BCE as a settlement for former soldiers and was named Florentia, allotted by Julius Caesar to his veterans in The Republic of Pisa was a ''de facto'' independent state centered on the Tuscany city of Pisa during the late tenth and eleventh centuries In 1295 he again acted as Genoese ambassador to the pope, this time Boniface VIII, and helped seal a peace with Venice. Pope Boniface VIII (c 1235 &ndash October 11, 1303) born Benedetto Caetani, was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1294 The Most Serene Republic of Venice ((Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta or Repùblica de Venesia Serenissima Repubblica On that mission he also received a papal bull for a church he had built at Priano in Sestri Ponente. A Papal bull is a particular type of Letters patent or charter issued by a Pope. Sestri Ponente is an industrial suburb of Genoa in northwest Italy. His last position of state was in Cremona, where he served as podestà in 1301. Cremonese redirects here For the football team see US Cremonese Cremona is a City in northern Italy, situated He appears in documents for the last time in 1307.
Through his long and varied career Luchetto had acquired interests in property in Sardinia, and he appeared in documents of Nino Visconti, Judge of Gallura, and Ugolino della Gherardesca, capitano del popolo of Pisa. Sardinia (sɑrˈdɪnɪə Sardegna Sardigna or Sardinnya is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily) Ugolino Visconti (died 1298 better known as Nino, was the Giudice of Gallura from 1275 or 1276 to his death The giudici ( iudices or judikes, "judges" of Gallura were the local rulers of the northeast of Sardinia during Ugolino della Gherardesca (c 1220 &ndash March 1289 count of Donoratico was an Italian noble and naval commander head of the powerful family of della His literary interests may have taken him into contact with Brunetto Latini. Brunetto Latini (c 1220&ndash1294 (signed his name Burnectus Latinus in Latin and Burnecto Latino in Italian was an Italian Philosopher, Economically he exercised power over the market in Bologna for many years. Though his marital and familial relations are unknown, he did have a brother named Gattino and a daughter named Ilisina. He is not to be confused, however, with another podestà of the same name who ruled in Savona in 1301. This article is about the Italian city For the small town of Savona Canada please see Savona British Columbia, or the village in the USA, see Savona