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Visconti

[vees-kawn-tee] /visˈkɔn ti/
noun
1.
an Italian family that ruled Milan and Lombardy from 1277 to 1447.
2.
Gian Galeazzo [jahn gahlyaht-saw] /ˈdʒɑn ˈgɑlyɑt sɔ/ (Show IPA), 1351–1402, Milanese leader who conquered much of N Italy.
3.
Luchino [loo-kee-naw] /luˈki nɔ/ (Show IPA), 1906–76, Italian stage and film director.
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  • Whole hecatombs of petty rulers were sacrificed at this time to the Visconti alone.

  • Of all Italian tyrants, this Visconti was the most difficult to serve.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • An Orsini might be as bad in Pisa as a Visconti, so we might as well send some of our own people to be on the spot.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • My evil stars led me to Milan, where I had business with the Visconti.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Thence he sent to the brothers Wetstein, publishers at Amsterdam, the proofs of his edition of the letters of Visconti.

    Freaks of Fanaticism Sabine Baring-Gould
  • You are no Visconti—no Castracani—you cannot stain your laurels with revenge upon a woman.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • To such an extent was the growing tyranny of the Visconti still dependent upon their office delegated from the Empire.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) John Addington Symonds
  • The Visconti of Milan were large patrons of the Campionese school.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
  • Thereupon the servant exclaimed that their sins must have been as great as those of Visconti.

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for Visconti

Visconti

/Italian visˈkonti/
noun
1.
the ruling family of Milan from 1277 to 1447
2.
Luchino, real name Luchino Visconti de Modrone. 1906–76, Italian stage and film director, whose neorealist films include Ossessione (1942). His other films include The Leopard (1963), Death in Venice (1970), and The Innocents (1976)
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