Fiore Leonetta Bardi

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Signora Fiore di Bardi
Information
Resides: Barony of Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Introduction

I am Signora Fiore Leonetta Bardi (Fee-oh-re) also known as Fiore di Bardi. Primarily a costumer, I specialize in Florentine dress from the mid-1560s to ~1590, hand sewing, and embroidery. My area of interest includes research of life as an illegitimate woman in Florence, the Florentine Camerata, artifacts and practices for a noblewoman of this time, and Florentine textiles. I am a novice archer. Fiore is new to play in the East Kingdom after a long hiatus and move from the Outlands.

Persona

Fiore Leonetta Bardi born in 1550 is the illegitimate daughter of Giovanni Bardi, Count of Florence and Lucrezia Guarini, a noblewoman and musician in the Court of Ferrara. She lives as a ward of her father's court and studied music and letters within the Florentine Camerata. Fiore Leonetta Bardi is best known to history for her numerous violations of Florentine sumptuary law as relates to apparel and the frequency with which her father was called before the Medici court on her behalf. It is rumored that Fiore di Bardi was secretly married to an English privateer and may have given birth to a child of that union. The origin and veracity of these claims remain unknown, however, it is extremely unlikely that Signorina Fiore would have had to resort to such a union given her maternal dowry in the amount of 8000 florins. Fiore's pursuit of papal legitimacy continued throughout her father's lifetime.

Affiliations

Laurel: Maestra Francesca di Pavia (Kingdom of the Outlands);

Guild: Keeper of Athena's Thimble, Journeyman

Offices & Positions

  • Chancellor Minor, Barony of Carolingia, present;
  • Guildmistress, Carolingian Needleworkers Guild, present;
  • Arts and Sciences Champion, Kingdom of the Outlands, 2009-2010;
  • Guildmistress, Embroiderers' Guild, Barony of Caer Galen, 2008-2011;
  • Deputy Seneschal, Barony of Caer Galen (Outlands), 2008-2010

Event Staff

  • Family Point Coordinator, Otter's Welcome, May 11, 2019 (Carolingia)
  • Autocrat, A Weekend at the Florentine Camerata, March 20-22, 2009 (Barony of Caer Galen, Outlands)

Blog

https://guardarobafiore.home.blog

In Case of Court

Please contact Lord Frithuric Ulman (frithuric@gmail.com) and Lady Kira of Carolingia (erica.schlain@gmail.com).