Name: Mosca dei Lamberti
Political Affiliation: Ghibelline
Description: Instigator of the murder of Buondelmonte de' Buondelmonti. After Buondelmonte jilted the woman to whom he was betrothed, Mosca incited the bride's family, the Amidei, to kill Buondelmonte. In Dante's eyes, and those of many of his contemporaries, this was the action which initiated the conflict between the Guelfs and Ghibellines.