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Guido Antonio di Luca
|Guido Antonio di Luca|
|Notable work(s)||Opera lo Schermo (?)|
|Archetype(s)||MSS Ravenna M-345/M-346 (?)|
Guido Antonio di Luca was a 15th century Italian fencing master. He seems to have lived in the parish of Santa Maria delle Muratelle, and his students included such great Bolognese masters as Antonio Manciolino and Achille Marozzo, as well as such famous warriors as Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (Lodovico de Medici) and the Count Guido Rangoni. Indeed, Marozzo wrote wrote of di Luca that "from his school came more warriors than from the belly of the Trojan Horse." He is known to have written a fencing manual around the turn of the 16th century, which has since been lost. The anonymous Bolognese MSS Ravenna M-345/M-346 have been equated with this lost treatise by Rubboli and Cesari, but the attribution remains unconfirmed.
- Rubboli, Marco and Cesari, Luca. L'Arte della Spada: Trattato di scherma dell'inizio del XVI secolo. Rome: Il Cerchio Iniziative Editoriali, 2005.
- Marozzo, Achille. Opera Nove de Achille Marozzo Bolognese, Maestro Generale de l'Arte de l'Armi. Modena: 1536. p ii.