On 2/8/06, Oblique Red <obliquered@...
> I am trying to develop a name for my late 15th-early 16th century Italian
> persona. The name that I have tentatively come up with is "Margherita di
> Fiorenza." I have a few questions for the gentles on this list:
> -Should it be "di" or "da"? I've seen both.
> -In period, was Florence called "Firenze" or "Fiorenza" or "Florenza" or
> something else entirely? I have found conflicting information.
> Thank you,
According to http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2744+0
it should be Margherita da Firenze.
According to http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/,
common in Florence in 1427, so it is a good choice for a give name.
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