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Francesco Bussone da Carmagnola in jail. Italian general Francesco Bussone da Carmagnola (1390-1432) in jail after being arrested by The Council of Ten. Da Carmagnola was a condottiero, a leader of the professional military free companies contracted by the Italian city-states. He is best known for successfully leading the Republic of Venice against the Milanese at the battle of Maclodio in 1427. However he didn't follow up on this victory and played his private employers off against the Venetians. As a result he was summoned to Venice where he was seized and imprisoned by the Council of Ten. He was brought to trial for treason against the republic and beheaded on 5th May 1432.
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