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The following statement is not accurate and needs to be clarified or rewritten: "He is an important figure in history because he is the only representative of a typical middle class person during the Middle Ages of which we currently have any record." --Jjhake (talk) 21:30, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
L.G. proposed the following intro:
Posted on behalf of L.G. by Mr. Hake:
I have made corrections and comments to her work by hand, but have left them uncorrected on here. Clearly, several of her facts and some of her ideas could form the basis of material that would be good to include.--Jjhake (talk) 13:20, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Response to L.G.
I like the intro.
Spunkiel 22:00, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Suggestion for L.G.
I agree with spunkiel I really like your intro, however, I feel like your first two sentences are the ones that really add value
XCluvr16 22:08, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Went ahead and moved a sentence from the intro to a new conclusion paragraph. Okay with everyone?
Dewener 21:40, 24 March 2007 (UTC)Dewener
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I think the pictures would be a good addition to the article; good idea Jjhake. I also think we should try to weave together the part that describes Datini as a middle class man in the middle ages with the part about him selling art to private collectors, a practice that seems more like something done in the Renaissance. Do we want to say that Datini was a bridging figure between the Medieval and Renaissance eras, or at least showed the change from one to the other, in a way similar to Augustine between the classical and middle ages? I think it's an interesting parallel that we could pursue, although I'm not sure we would be able to find much real evidence to support the idea. what do you think? --Gesundheit 00:05, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Guys, a lot of the sentences and phrases in this article are direct quotes. Maybe we should try to reword some of the key facts found in Hanawalt.
I personally like L.G.'s intro better i seemed that the information in it was then just spread out into seperate paragraphs.--Eagles01836
Does anyone have any information on his daughter and/or know her name? I'm doing a report on Slavery during the Renaissance, and I want to use her as my example of an illegitimate child that got lucky. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ye Olde Luke (talk • contribs) 01:15, 3 May 2007 (UTC).
- Probably a bit too late, but look at the german version. --Hans-Jürgen Hübner (talk) 16:32, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
suggestion: the name of his wife was Margherita I very often find course mistakes with italian names and the italian language in english literature, etc. I would love to help respect the italians and their culture by correcting these.(188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:32, 15 May 2008 (UTC)).
Francesco di Marco Datini - Born 1335
- 1. Source: I
- 2. Source: Medieval Italy : an encyclopedia, Volume 2 (Page 930)
- 3. Source: The merchant of Prato, Francesco di Marco Datini, 1335-1410