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Mercurio Spezioli

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Mercurio Spezioli
Born 16th century
Fermo, Italy
Died 17th century (?)
Occupation Fencing master
Movement Dardi tradition
Genres Fencing manual
Language Italian
Notable work(s) Capitolo di M. Mercvrio Spetioli da Fermo (1577)

Mercurio Spezioli (Spetioli) was a 16th century Italian fencing master. Little is known about this master's life apart from that his family was from Fermo and he lived in Bologna. In 1577, Spezioli wrote and published a treatise on warfare, including fencing with the side sword, titled Capitolo di M. Mercvrio Spetioli da Fermo, nel quale si mostra il modo di saper bene schermire, & caualcare ("Chapter by Mr. Mercurio Spetioli of Fermo, which demonstrates the method of learning to fence well, and ride"). He dedicated it to Giacobo Boncomagno, Marquis of Vignola, but his relationship to the marquessate is unknown.


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