Fernando di Giovanni di Montepulciano


Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) Florentine Mannerist sculptor, goldsmith, draughtstman, flautist, soldier, writer and poet


February 26

on Sunday

Cellini's apprentice Fernando di Giovanni di Montepulciano accuses his mentor of having sodomised him many times. This time the penalty was a hefty fifty golden scudi fine, and four years of prison, remitted to four years of house arrest thanks to the intercession of the Medicis.

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The moon was a full moon that night.



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