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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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  • Nothing to recall to you that the ages of Bentivoglio and of Visconti have fled for ever.

  • Readers fond of statistics may consult the works of Briccolani and Visconti.

    Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani
  • Visconti estimates the weight of the silver at thirty thousand ounces.

    Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani
  • For instance, there is the case of the negligent ruler, Nino de' Visconti.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover Maurice Francis Egan
  • Of all Italian tyrants, this Visconti was the most difficult to serve.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • The most distinguished of the Visconti despots was Gian Galeazzo.

  • Apoplexy had run much in the families of the enemies of the Visconti!

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • You see before you the examples of Visconti and Taddeo di Pepoli.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • My evil stars led me to Milan, where I had business with the Visconti.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
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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