Italian Wars - Ultimate | Signoria of Bologna
Leader: Giovanni II. Bentivoglio
The city of Bologna commands the highways between northern and southern Italy, which made it one of the wealthiest cities in whole Italy. But not only that, the city accommodates the oldest university of the known world and thus is a center for scholarship in Europe. Though as for all larger Italian communities, Bologna is also cursed by factions and internal struggles. Along with the families of the Pepoli, Malvezzi and Gozzadini, the Bentivoglio were able to establish themselves as sole ruler over city during the 15th century.
Giovanni II., the current head of the family and former Condottiere in the service of Florence, is ruling Bologna with an iron fist, all opposition to his rule is whipped out ruthlessly. However many well-known artists are gathering at his court and he is already considered one of the greatest builder of Italy. If the Bentivogli want to keep ruling their beloved city, they have to match the approaching events, also because the other families are eagerly awaiting their chance to overthrow them.
Strength: Afield excellent romagnol infantry
Weakness: Torn by internal and external struggles
Historic unit: Romagnol infantry
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