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The family business based in Florence in Tuscany (Italy) has a very long tradition. The family can be traced back to 1300 in Florence and rose from the 15th to the 17th century to become one of the wealthiest and most influential Florentine families. They built their wealth on banking and the textile trade. Among other things, they financed ruling houses, such as the English royal family. Very early on, the family was involved in viticulture and agriculture. As early as the 14th century, wines were supplied to many European ruling courts. Prominent customers included the English King Henry VIII (1491-1547), Cosimo III de' Medici (1642-1723) and the Fugger merchant family in Augsburg, through whom the wines were also distributed. The famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is said to have exchanged works of art for wine from Frescobaldi. The family was ennobled as Marchesi de' Frescobaldi in the 16th century during the time of the "Principato" (Grand Duchy of Tuscany). Today Frescobaldi is one of the largest and most important producers of quality wines in Tuscany.

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