(c. 1623-1647) Italian rebel leader. He led a revolt in 1647 against taxes on fruit and vegetables introduced in Naples, which led to the defeat of government forces. For a short time he was master of the city,...
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leader of a popular insurrection in Naples against Spanish rule and oppression by the nobles.[2 related articles]
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Masaniello (mäzänyel'lō) , 1620?–1647, Neapolitan revolutionist, whose original name was Tommaso Aniello. A fisherman, he led a revolt of the lower classes, burdened by high taxes, against the Spanish rulers of Naples. Tumults broke out in 1647 and soon became so serious th...
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Masaniello (Tommaso Aniello) was a Neapolitan fisherman. He was born in 1622 at Amalfi and died in 1647. He led the revolt of Naples in 1647 against the cruel exactions of the Spanish government. The Spanish viceroy was forced to promise redress of grievances, and Masaniello laid down his arms and returned to his former role as a fisherman. But as
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Masaniello (an abbreviation of Tommaso Aniello) (1622 – 16 July 1647) was an Italian fisherman, who became leader of the revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain in Naples in 1647. ==Name and place of birth== Until recently it was believed that Masaniello was a native of Amalfi, when in fact he was born in Vico Rotto al Mercato, one of the many
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