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Folco Portinari

Also Known As: "Protinari"
Birthplace: t Portico di Romagna
Death: December 31, 1289
Place of Burial: Florence, Italy
Immediate Family:

Father of Beatrice Protinari

Occupation: Italian banker
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About Folco Portinari

Folco Portinari (died 31 December 1289) was an Italian banker.

Born at Portico di Romagna, near Forlì, he was later prior of Florence in 1282. He was the father of Beatrice Portinari, the woman largely identified as the character loved by Dante and mentioned in several of his works. In 1285 he donated a large part of his assets to the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence to found a female wing.

His residence in Florence was the future Palazzo Portinari Salviati. He was buried in the nearby church of Santa Maria de' Cerchi.

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Folco Portinari's Timeline

December 31, 1289
t Portico di Romagna
Florence, Italy