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  • In 1567 he bought the signiory of Ottaiano in the Kingdom of Naples, and moved there, probably due to strife with Grand Duke Cosimo I. He died in Naples after 1576. His son Alessandro (died 1606) was Lord of Ottaiano and General of the Papal States. — “Bernadetto de' Medici - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • 5 May 1309-20 January 1343. Predecessor. Charles II. Successor. Joan I intervened in the war of factions in Florence, accepted the offered signiory of that city, but had to abandon it due to Clement's. — “Robert, King of Naples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A Signoria (from Signore or Lord) was an abstract noun meaning My services which I have done the signiory. Shall out-tongue his complaints" (Act one, scene one) Occasionally the word Signoria. — “Signoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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  • Let him do his spite: My services which I have done the signiory Shall out-tongue his complaints. 'Tis yet to know,– Which, when I know that boasting is an honor, I shall promulgate,–I fetch my life and being From men of royal siege; and my demerits May speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune As this that I have reach'd: for know, Iago, But that I love the gentle Desdemona, I would not my unhoused free condition Put into circumscription and confine For the sea's worth. — “Othello” by William Shakespeare

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