Name: Loderingo

Birth Date: c.1213

Death Date: 1293

Description: Member of the Knights of the Blessed Virgin Mary, popularly known as Jovial Friars, Loderingo and Catalano were invited to Florence to assume the joint role of podesta (political chief) after the Battle of Benevento (1266). Instead of helping to maintain peace between the two factions, they favored the Guelf and helped banish the Ghibellines, whose homes in the area of Gardingo, a watchtower, were subsequently sacked.