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Sassetti, Francesco

Sassetti, Francesco (di Tommaso)

(b Florence, 1 March 1421; d Florence, ?31 March 1490).

Italian patron. He became general manager of the Medici banking empire in 1463, and his relationship with the Medici shaped his life and informed his taste. His first major achievement as a patron was the purchase of a villa in Florence, which he rebuilt on a magnificent scale between c. 1460 and c. 1466 (now Villa La Pietra, Via Bolognese 120).

Amanda Lillie