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Rizzio, David 1533?-66; It. musician: secretary to & favorite of Mary, Queen of Scots: murdered
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, David 1533?-1566.
Italian musician and secretary to Mary Queen of Scots. His closeness to the queen prompted the jealous Lord Darnley and other Scottish noblemen to murder him.