Niccolò Scotti

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Niccolò Scotti; from Piacenza

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In 1536, at a very young age, Niccolò Scotti 'played' in Piero Strozzi's companies (in Piedmont).
In 1551, he was active in the defense of Parma under the orders of Duke Ottavio Farnese.
That yea, in August, he supported Piero Strozzi in an attack on the Spanish garrison of Montecchio Emilia. 100/150 enemy infantrymen were killed in the action.
In July 1554, he has a colonel's command of infantry in the Siena war. With Piero Strozzi he takes part in the battle of Marciano in which he is taken prisoner.
in 1555, 'Always at the head of a colonel of infantry'. In the conflict he was seriously injured by an arquebus and pike: the king of France granted him an annual pension of 1200 francs.
In October 1556, He fought in the Ferrara war in which he had command of the Estense cavalry (Captain of the light horses). He went to the defense of Montecchio Emilia.
In February 1561, he was in Piacenza for a joust organized by Duke Ottavio Farnese.
At about this time, for his previous activity he obtained forgiveness from the King of Spain Philip II.
in 1570, he entered the service of the Duke of Savoy Carlo Emanuele Filiberto. He is paid an annual commission of 500 scudi; he is also called to be part of his war council and is appointed gentleman of the chamber.

Niccolò Scotti died in 1575

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-“Nor was Count Niccolò Scotti from Piacenza lacking in expert and learned weapons.” READY

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