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  • COLA DI RIENZI (c. 13131 354), tribune of the Roman people, was born in Rome, being the son of a tavern-keeper named Lorenzo Gabrini.
  • His father's Christian name was shortened to Rienzo, and his own, Nicholas, to Cola; hence the Cola di Rienzi, or Rienzo, by which he is generally known.
  • Dressed in full armour and attended by the papal vicar, Cola headed a procession to the Capitol; here he addressed the assembled crowd, speaking "with fascinating eloquence of the servitude and redemption of Rome."
  • See also Papencordt, Cola di Rienzo and seine Zeit (Hamburg, 1841); Auriac, Etude historique sur N.
  • Rodocanachi, Cola di Rienzi (Paris, 1888); Kuhn, Die Entwickelung der Bundnisplane Cola di Rienzos im Jahre 1347 (Berlin, 1905); A.

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