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Hawkwood, John, Sir, -1394


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    • us: Acuto, Giovanni, -1394
    • us: Hawkwood, John de, Sir, -1394
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    • Hawkwood, John, Sir, d. 1394
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    • found: Winstanley, W. The honour of the taylors ... 1687:t.p. (Sir John Hawkwood, Knight)
    • found: DNB(Hawkwood, Sir John de, d. 1394)
    • found: Ency. Brit.(Hawkwood, Sir John; in Ital. Giovanni Acuto; b. ca. 1320; d. 3/16 or 17/1394)
    • found: LC data base, 4/25/86(hdg.: Hawkwood, John, Sir, d. 1394)
    • found: Caferro, William. John Hawkwood, paperback edition, 2015:title page (John Hawkwood: an English mercenary in fourteenth-century Italy) page xiii (birth in Essex, England, 1323; arrival in Italy (Lombardy, Piedmont) with the Great Company, May 1361; first extant contract bearing Hawkwood's name, November 1361; marriage to Donnina Visconti, June 1377; appointment by Richard II as ambassador to Pope Urban VI and Charles of Durazzo; death, March 17, 1394) page 9 (most often referred to as "Sir John Hawkwood"; was knighted, though it is unclear when, where, and under what circumstances) page 31 (born in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England) page 4 of cover (mercenary; began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the White Company in 1361; from that time until his death in 1394, fought throughout the peninsula as a captain of armies in times of war and as a commander of marauding bands during times of peace; received Florentine citizenship for his services)
    • found: Wikipedia (English), December 2, 2015(The White Company (Italian: Compagnia Bianca del Falco ) was a 14th-century Italian mercenary Company of Adventure (It :compagnia di ventura), led from its arrival in Italy in 1361 to 1365 by the German Albert Sterz and later by the Englishman John Hawkwood. Although the White Company is the name by which it is popularly known, it was initially called the Great Company of English and Germans, and would later often be referred to as the English Company (It: Compagnia degli Inglesi, L: Societas Angliciis)).
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