Name: Guido da Montefeltro
Political Affiliation: Ghibelline
Birth Date: c.1220
Death Date: 1298
Description: Brilliant military strategist and Lord of Urbino whose shrewdness earned him the moniker "the fox" among his contemporaries. In Sept. 1298 Boniface VIII sought his advice on how to capture the fortress of Palestrina, stronghold of the Colonna family, which had earlier contested the legitimacy of Boniface's election to the papacy.