The forgotten teachings of Pietro del Monte, a man of letter and of arms.

This lecture will present the author and his work. He was indeed acquainted with Leonardo da Vinci, cited as the best master at arms in the best seller of the Renaissance (Il Cortegiano, Baldassare Castiglione, 1528) and taught Galeazzo da Sanseverino who ended up as the Grand Ecuyer (highest military rank for cavalry officers) of the French Armies who invaded Italy. The lecture will focus on his martial work, which is currently edited by the presenter and will be at the centre of an international academic conference followed by a HEMA workshop in March 2018.

Daniel Jaquet

Daniel Jaquet is a scholar specialized in HEMA studies (PhD in medieval History, University of Geneva), an international instructor (HEMAC member since 2007) and a HEMA practitioner since 2004. He is specialized in armoured fighting, but his expertise also includes unarmoured combat with longsword and wrestling 15c.-16c. He has been chairman of the International Federation for HEMA (IFHEMA, 2013-16) and is an Executive Committee member of the Swiss HEMA Federation (2012-current). He is the editor of the scientific journal Acta Periodica Duellatorum.