Masaniello

(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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Masaniello

leader of a popular insurrection in Naples against Spanish rule and oppression by the nobles.[2 related articles]
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Masaniello

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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