Valle, Cesare della (1776–1860)

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Cesare della Valle (1776 – 1860) was Duke of Ventignano. He is best known today as a playwright and librettist. He wrote the libretto to Giacomo Rossini’s opera Maometto II, from his own drama tragedy Anna Erizo. Both were based on real-life Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II who took Negroponte from the Venetians in 1470. Wikipedia


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