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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Giovanni de' Medici, delle Bande, Nere (Biographical details)

Giovanni de' Medici, delle Bande, Nere (military/naval; Italian; Male; 1498 - 1526)

Also known as

de' Medici, delle Bande Nere, Giovanni; Giovanni de' Medici, delle Bande Nere

Biography

Giovanni de' Medici, delle Bande Nere, military commander, and father of Cosimo de' Medici (q.v).

Bibliography

Attwood, Philip, 'Italian Medals c.1530-1600 in British Public Collections', Vol. 1, (London: 2003), p.334.