The long warfare which he carried on against the Duke of montefeltro ended in his discomfiture.
The great Frederick of Urbino was, perhaps, no montefeltro at all.
The House of montefeltro rose into importance early in the twelfth century.
The black eagle of montefeltro; sometimes it is mounted on a tortoise, alluding to Duke Federigo's cautious policy.
But when he saw the stranger he knew that it was the rich and generous Count of montefeltro.
Yet it was admitted that he was often wide of the mark, and foresaw neither his own death nor the fate of montefeltro.
That small city was the capital of montefeltro, although-78- this honour has been claimed for Penna di Billi.
It was begun in 1648 by Frederigo di montefeltro, on the site of a former palace of a century before.
Into this category had fallen part of the original fief of montefeltro, lying north of the Foglia.
The reference is to one of the most brilliant feats of war performed by Guido of montefeltro.