Name: Sordello

Nature: historical

Gender: male

Death Date: c.1270

Description: Troubadour from Goito, a small village near Mantua, who wrote poems in Provencal in praise of courtly ideals of the feudal ethos. One poem attacks rulers who did not embody these noble qualities. According to some early accounts he kidnapped Cunizza, wife of Count Ricciardo di San Bonifazio, and was possibly her lover.

Associated Location: Mantova


Botticelli, Sandro

Botticelli, Negligent rulers

Doré, Gustave

Doré, Sordello

Flaxman, John

Flaxman, Sordello

Vellutello, Alessandro (commissioner)

Vellutello, Valley of Princes