The Guicciardini FamilyS ince 1200 the Guicciardini , one of the most ancient Florentine families, held a prominent position in the social , political and commercial life of Florence. Piero G. was named “Conte Palatino” by the Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg in 1416. The Guicciardini took part in the public life of Florence contributing 44 “priori”, 16 “gonfalonieri di giustizia” and 12 senators .
The most famous member of our family is the Historian Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540)
who , after having been entrusted with important appointments by the Medicis (Ambassador to Spain , Governor of Modena and Reggio , Head of the Cognac league) , retired to Florence and Poppiano where he wrote a part of his masterpiece “Historia d’ Italia”.