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About Santo "Piva" Baptista Bassano da Ponte
Alessio Ruffatti believed that Jeronimo Bassano was actually a 'Piva' who originated from Crespano del Grappa
He discovered a lease of land from a monastery with a Zanantonio Piva, and father Bapltista Piva in 1481.
…. a natural connection with the Piva family due to the musical instruments it is more likely Jeronimo de Bassan married a Piva - hence the family joining forces in musical instrument manufacturing.
The fact remains that the Judean de Bassan's did originate from Spain.
Excerpt from the well researched book: Shakespeare Exhumed:The Bassano Chronicles Dr Peter D Matthews