Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 16: BUONDELMONTI FAMILY

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BUONDELMONTI FAMILY

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Buondelmonte

Factionalism in Florence

Jilted bride-to-be

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NOTE: Cacciaguida wishes that the Buondelmonti family had never come to Florence because they are the family whose coming started the factionalism in Florence. This is what happened: Buondelmonte was engaged to be married, but he had a chance to make a better marriage, so he jilted his bride-to-be. This was, of course, a major insult to her and her family, and members of her family murdered Buondelmonte. This led to factionalism in Florence, and the split of its citizens into the Guelf and the Ghibelline groups. The first Guelf is Buondelmonte, and the first Ghibelline is his murderer.

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