No Way, Bartolomeo!

Bartolomeo Colleoni (1400 – 2 November 1475) was an Italian condottiere—in other words a mercenary—who became captain-general of the Republic of Venice. Colleoni was not Venetian by birth, born in the countryside of Bergamo (then part of the Duchy of Milan), his family views differed from the ones of the Visconti, the rulers of Milan at the time. Hence he offered his services to […]