Villani (ix.218) quotes the belief, and the Anonimo Fiorentino describes the crime and its motive.
The original Studio Fiorentino was founded in the 14th century, and acquired considerable fame as a centre of learning under the Medici, enhanced by the presence in Florence of many learned Greeks who had fled from Constantinople after its capture by the Turks (1453).
Fiorentino, Il Risorgimento filosofico nel quattro cento (Naples, 1885); Axel Herrlin, Studier i Nicolaus of Cues' Filosofi (Lund, 1892); H.
Among the many studies on Guicciardini we may mention Agostino Rossi's Francesco Guicciardini e it governo Fiorentino (2 vols., Bologna, 1896), based on many new documents; F.
Fiorentino; P. Villari, Saggi critici (Florence, 1884); Countess Martinengo Cesaresco, Italian Characters (London, 1901).