Cola di Rienzo (c. 1313 – 1354). Italian medieval politician and popular leader, tribune of the Roman people in the mid-14th century.
- “Thus, emboldened by his tall stature and red hair…” https://books.google.it/books…
- “Yes, there is his alleged image, by himself supported (but so little
Roman), depicting him with red hair, pale complexion and tall staure…”
However, this same pdf says that this image could be a legend, created to confirm the rumour he was the Emperor’s son.