Sentence Examples

  • He was accused of desiring to make himself pope; more probably he thought of serving as a papal condottiere against the emperor Henry IV.
  • It was the birthplace of the well-known condottiere Erasmo Gattamelata.
  • The bridge over the river at Dessau recalls the hot assaults of the condottiere Ernst von Mansfeld in April 1626, and his repulse by the crafty generalship of Wallenstein.
  • Dlugosz brought Olesnicki the red hat from Rome in 1449, and shortly afterwards was despatched to Hungary to mediate between Hunyadi and the Bohemian condottiere Giszkra, a difficult mission which he most successfully accomplished.
  • The bad faith of the condottiere Paolo Vitelli (beheaded at Florence in 1499) had deeply impressed him.