The character of the people's captain horseback riding with the groom

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The capitano del popolo (Italian for "Captain of the People") was an administrative title used in Italy during the Middle Ages..It was created in the early 13th century when the populares, the increasing wealthy classes of merchants, professionals, craftsmen and, in maritime cities, ship-owners, who were of non-noble origin, were able to acquire a role in the communal administration, and needed a figure able to balance that of the nobles (called potentes), represented usually by the podestà
The capitano del popolo (Italian for "Captain of the People") was an administrative title used in Italy during the Middle Ages..It was created in the early 13th century when the populares, the increasing wealthy classes of merchants, professionals, craftsmen and, in maritime cities, ship-owners, who were of non-noble origin, were able to acquire a role in the communal administration, and needed a figure able to balance that of the nobles (called potentes), represented usually by the...
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