Guicciardini, Francesco

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Guicciardini, Francesco Gender: M
born on 5 March 1484 Jul.Cal. (14 Mar 1484 greg.) at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Firenze, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone LMT m11e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Blackwell
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°43' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°13 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°49'

Francesco Guicciardini


Italian historian, university educator and papal representative. Guicciardini practiced law in Florence in 1506 and served as Florentine ambassador to Spain 1512-14. He entered papal service and was named Governor of the papal state of Modena 1516-24. He was also Governor of the papal state of Reggio, 1517. As President of the Romagna, 1523, he restored order, built roads and public structures.

In 1534, Guicciardini began his monumental work, the story of Italy told in 20 volumes, considered the greatest historic work of its time.

He died 5/22/1540 OS, Rome.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1506 in Florence, Italy (Practiced law)
  • Work : Gain social status 1512 (Florentine ambassador to Spain, two years)
  • Work : Gain social status 1516 (Govenor of Modena, eight years)
  • Work : Gain social status 1517 (Govenor of Reggio)
  • Work : Gain social status 1523 (President of the Romagna)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1534 (The story of Italy)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 22 May 1540 Jul.Cal. (1 June 1540 greg.) at 12:00 noon in Rome (Age 56)
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Source Notes

Arthur Blackwell quotes R. Ridolfi, "Life of Francesco Guicciardini", Knopf, 1968. The date was March 6, 1483/84, "five hours after sunset," OS. The OS year began at March 25, so this is 1484 NS, and Florentine time began the day at sunset (5:50 PM) and five hours after sunset is still March 5 by NS reckoning, approximately 10:50 PM. (Blackwell converted to a spec time of 22:16 UT.)

(Americana gives 6/06/1483)


  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Governor)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (President of Romagna)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Historian)