Born in Faenza, Romagna, he was the son of Astorre II Manfredi. In 1477, after a failed attempt of military conquest, he succeeded as lord of Faenza to his brother Carlo, taking advantage of a rebellion against him. In his youth years he had fought under the famous condottiero Bartolomeo Colleoni for the Republic of Venice. In 1483 he was made commander of the Florentine Army, and fought in the Wars in Lombardy.
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