[rit-see-oh, reet-; Italian reet-tsyaw]
- Da·vid [dah-veed] /ˈdɑ vid/, 1533?–66, Italian musician: private foreign secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots 1564–66.
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The daring advice of Rizzio fell in with her natural temper.History of the English People
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His friendship for Rizzio was another ground of dislike to him.
Rizzio consulted Melville, asking his judgment as to what he had better do.
The enemies of the marriage, however, disliked Rizzio more than ever.
They considered Darnley and Rizzio both as their rivals and enemies.
- David . ?1533–66, Italian musician and courtier who became the secretary and favourite of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was murdered at the instigation of a group of nobles, including Mary's husband, Darnley
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