The emperor Massimiliano lifts the siege from Livorno

Giorgio Vasari1568/1571

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

In 1496 the Emperor Maximilian from Austria intervened on behalf of Pisa and other states and besieged Livorno (Leghorn), a Florentine stronghold. In the end, however, he was unsuccessful: not only did the Florentines withstand the siege but a heavy storm caused the sinking of the imperial fleet and forced his troops to retreat. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: The emperor Massimiliano lifts the siege from Livorno
  • Creator Lifespan: 1511 - 1574
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Firenze
  • Creator Birth Place: Arezzo
  • Date Created: 1568/1571
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Theme: historical subject
  • Second artist name: Giovan Battista Naldini
  • Second artist death place: Firenze
  • Second artist death date: 1591
  • Second artist birth place: Firenze
  • Second artist birth date: 1537
  • Physical Dimensions: w610 x h760 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: L'imperatore Massimialiano toglie l'assedio a Livorno
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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