Rizzio

[ rit-see-oh, reet-; Italian reet-tsyaw ]
/ ˈrɪt siˌoʊ, ˈrit-; Italian ˈrit tsyɔ /
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noun

Da·vid [dah-veed] /ˈdɑ vid/, 1533?–66, Italian musician: private foreign secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots 1564–66.
Also Riccio.
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Rizzio

Riccio

/ (ˈrɪtsɪəʊ) /

noun

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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