During the 14th century, Italy was the field of several campaigns where knights who came from all over Europe could show their value and bravery. But often the most popular knights were known by different names in the different towns of Italy. This research aims to examine some documents which witness the passage through Italy of one of the most famous mercenaries of his time, John Hawkwood. He entered Piedmont in the second half of 14th century and became Johannes Acutus, the name which is still on his grave in Florence’s Cathedral. But he was also known as Giovanni Aguto and Johannes Augut, etc. We will analyse the different interpretations within the frame of the Italian phonetics.

One knight several names

Silvia Corino Rovano
2016

Abstract

During the 14th century, Italy was the field of several campaigns where knights who came from all over Europe could show their value and bravery. But often the most popular knights were known by different names in the different towns of Italy. This research aims to examine some documents which witness the passage through Italy of one of the most famous mercenaries of his time, John Hawkwood. He entered Piedmont in the second half of 14th century and became Johannes Acutus, the name which is still on his grave in Florence’s Cathedral. But he was also known as Giovanni Aguto and Johannes Augut, etc. We will analyse the different interpretations within the frame of the Italian phonetics.
Names and their environment. 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences
Glasgow
25-29 August 2014
Names and their environment. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences
University of Glasgow
3
34
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978-0-85261-947-6
http://onomastics.co.uk/icos2014/
Silvia Corino Rovano
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