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Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta was born #onthisday 1417 A.D. and died 7th October 1468 A.D. Sigismondo was an Italian Condottiere and nobleman and a part of the House of Malatesta; also lord of several places known as Rimini, Cesena and Fano in 1432 A.D.

Considered to be one of the daring military leaders in Italy he commanded Venetian forces in 1465 A.D. against the Ottoman Empire. He was even a poet and patron the arts.