Bartolomeo Scala

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Bartolomeo Scala (1430–1497) was an Italian politician, author and historian. Born in Colle Val d'Elsa, he become a protégé of Cosimo and Piero de' Medici, being appointed at the highest positions in the Florentine Republic (Chancellor, Secretary, Gonfaloniere and Priore).

He wrote an unfinished History of Florence. He was a member of the Accademia Neoplatonica. Scala died in 1497, and was buried in a chapel of Annunziata.