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Este

[es-tey] /ˈɛs teɪ/
noun
1.
a city in NE Italy: medieval fortress; ancient Roman ruins.
Ancient Ateste.
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  • The Este had built a number of residences in the city, which they occupied in turn.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • The Este first appeared there about the end of the twelfth century.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • In this way the Este established the first tyranny on the ruins of a commune.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Very few of the paintings with which the Este adorned the castle are left.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • All of these men were welcome at the court of the Este because they were accomplished and versatile.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Such were the Este whom Ariosto in his poem lauded to the skies.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Maximilian's letters are not in the Este archives but in Vienna.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • In the heart of old Ferrara stands the Castello of the Este princes.

  • He spent most of his life in the service of his princes, the House of Este.

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for Este

Este

/ˈɛstI/
noun
1.
a noble family of Italy founded by Alberto Azzo II (996–1097), who was invested with the town of Este in NE Italy as a fief of the Holy Roman Empire. The family governed Ferrara (13th–16th centuries), Modena, and Reggio (13th–18th centuries)
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