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The '''Battle of Gavinana''' was a battle in the [[War of the League of Cognac]]. It was fought on 3 August 1530 between the city of [[Florence]] and the [[Imperial Army of the Holy Roman Empire|Imperial army]] of the [[Holy Roman Empire]].
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The '''Battle of Gavinana''' was a battle in the [[War of the League of Cognac]]. It was fought on 3 August 1530 between the city of Florence and the [[Imperial Army of the Holy Roman Empire|Imperial army]] of the [[Holy Roman Empire]].
   
 
The Imperial forces were led by [[Philibert of Châlon]], [[Prince of Orange]], with reinforcements under [[Fabrizio Maramaldo]] arriving later in the battle. The Florentine forces were led by the florentine commissary [[Francesco Ferruccio]].
 
The Imperial forces were led by [[Philibert of Châlon]], [[Prince of Orange]], with reinforcements under [[Fabrizio Maramaldo]] arriving later in the battle. The Florentine forces were led by the florentine commissary [[Francesco Ferruccio]].
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.datesofhistory.com/Battle-of-Gavinana-Italy.event.html Battle of Gavinana] on World History Database
 
* [http://www.datesofhistory.com/Battle-of-Gavinana-Italy.event.html Battle of Gavinana] on World History Database
 
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Latest revision as of 22:21, 11 October 2017

Battle of Gavinana
Part of the War of the League of Cognac
Date3 August 1530
LocationGavinana, near Florence, Italy
Result Decisive Imperial victory
Belligerents
Holy Roman Empire Florence
Commanders and leaders
Philibert of Châlon,
Fabrizio Maramaldo
Francesco Ferruccio


The Battle of Gavinana was a battle in the War of the League of Cognac. It was fought on 3 August 1530 between the city of Florence and the Imperial army of the Holy Roman Empire.

The Imperial forces were led by Philibert of Châlon, Prince of Orange, with reinforcements under Fabrizio Maramaldo arriving later in the battle. The Florentine forces were led by the florentine commissary Francesco Ferruccio.

At first the Florentines drove back the Imperial army, despite being outnumbered. In the process, the Prince of Orange was fatally shot in the chest by two arquebus balls.

However, when Maramaldo arrived with 2,000 troops the tide was reversed. After being wounded and captured, Ferruccio was executed personally by Maramaldo. Ferrucci's last response to his murderer, tu uccidi un uomo morto (you are killing a dead man) led him to long lasting fame and to became one of the major icons of the Italian risorgimento. On the other hand, Maramaldo behavior, echoed by several historical reports, gave his name a shameful reputation, and in modern Italian Maramaldo means Cowardly murderer

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