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Gerolamo Olgiati (1453 – 1477) was a Milanese government official, and a member of the Templar Order.

He participated in the assassination of Galeazzo Maria Sforza alongside his co-conspirators, Giovanni Andrea Lampugnani and Carlo Visconti.


On 26 December 1476, Olgiati attended the Saint Stephen's Day Mass at the Basilica di Santo Stefano Maggiore in Milan with several of his Templar brethren hidden in the crowd.

Lampugnani was first to approach Sforza and stab him with a dagger hidden in his boot. Olgiati quickly followed suit and stabbed Sforza in the back. At this point, a battle between the Templar assassins and Sforza's guards commenced.

All the assailants except for Lampugnani managed to escape, only for Olgiati, Visconti and Lampugnani's servant Franzone to be caught and executed within a week after the latter had been caught and disclosed information under torture.



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