Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini
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Francesca da Polenta (called Francesca da Rimini) was born in 1255 and was the daughter of Guido da Polenta 'signore' (lord) of Ravenna. Between 1275 and 1282, she married Giovanni 'Ciotto' (the lame, called 'Gianciotto') Malatesta, 'signore' of Rimini. Paolo Malatesta was born in 1246 and was one of the two younger brothers of 'Gianciotto'. In 1269, he married Orabile Beatrice, Countess of Ghiaggiolo. Became lovers, Paolo and Francesca were killed by 'Gianciotto' between 1283 and 1286.