Jacopo Nardi (1476 - march 11 1563) was an Italian historian from Florence.
He occupied various positions in the service of the Florentine
republic after the expulsion of the Medici
1494, and even on their return in 1512 he continued in the public
In 1527 he
joined the movement for the expulsion of the family and was
instrumental in defeating the Medicean troops under Cardinal Passerini, who were attacking
the Palazzo della
When the Medici again definitely became
masters of Florence in 1530, Nardi was exiled from the city and his
the rest of his days in various parts of Italy, chiefly in
Venice, and wrote a statement of the claims of the
Florentine exiles against the Medici, addressed to the Emperor Charles V.
The exact date
of his death is unknown.
His chief work is his Istorie della Città di Firenze
covering the period from 1498 to 1538, in part based on Biagio Buonaccorsi
's edition of Nardi's history
(Florence, 1842) contains a biography of the author, and so does
that of Agenore Gelli