28th Dec 2010Posted in: Glossary Comments Off on Signoria


The chief governing body of Florence from the thirteenth century until the establishment of Medici rule in 1530, empowered with initiating legislation, the conduct of foreign affairs, and the right to issue proclamations. It comprised the gonfaloniere and two priors (priori) from each of the city’s four quarters and was elected every two months.-from the Life of Michelangelo, Alice Sedgwick

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