Article of the Day: Hanno the Elephant

Article of the Day:
Hanno the Elephant

Hanno was the pet white elephant of Pope Leo X, a member of the wealthy and powerful Medici family and one of the most extravagant Renaissance pontiffs. Hanno was given to Leo as a gift by King Manuel I of Portugal to commemorate the pope’s coronation. A favorite of the papal court, Hanno was featured in processions in Rome. He contracted an illness after just two years there, however, and died in 1516. Hanno was the subject of a satirical pamphlet that helped launch the career of what author? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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