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  1. an Italian noble family who ruled Urbino from the 13th to the 16th century. Federigo Montefeltro, duke of Urbino (1422–82), was a noted patron of the arts and military leader
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Examples from the Web for montefeltro

Historical Examples

  • The great Frederick of Urbino was, perhaps, no Montefeltro at all.

    The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy

    Jacob Burckhardt

  • But when he saw the stranger he knew that it was the rich and generous Count of Montefeltro.

    The Unknown Quantity

    Henry van Dyke

  • That small city was the capital of Montefeltro, although-78- this honour has been claimed for Penna di Billi.

  • Into this category had fallen part of the original fief of Montefeltro, lying north of the Foglia.

  • The black eagle of Montefeltro; sometimes it is mounted on a tortoise, alluding to Duke Federigo's cautious policy.