Dei Franceshi, Pietro de Benedetto, also called Piero Borghesi was born in Borgo San Sepoloro in Umbria between 1410 and 1415. Borgo San Sepolcro was an agricultural commune in the northeastern pocket of central Tuscany. His mother, Romana di Perino, came from a merchant family in nearby Monterchi. His father, Benedetto dei Francheschi, was a storekeeper, listed successively in the town records as a tanner and a dealer in textiles and wool clothing. Any record of his birth otherwise seems to have been lost. He never married and there is no mention of his having fathered any children.
Piero studied at Florence, then returned to Borgo San Sepolcro to get his first major commission. He tr
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