Toynbee "Giano della Bella, summarized entry"
the famous Florentine tribune, who, though a noble by birth, espoused the cause of the commons, and promoted the celebrated Ordinamenti di Giustizia against the power of the nobles of Florence; he is commonly supposed to be alluded to by Cacciaguida (in the Heaven of Mars) who, referring to the arms of the Marquis Hugh of Brandenburg (il gran barone), which were borne by the families which received knighthood from him, says that 'he who binds them with a fringe is today united with the commons', [Par. xvi. 131-132]. [Bella, della: Ugo di Brandeburgo.]

Giano della Bella(Long Entry)

©Oxford University Press 1968. From A Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante by Paget Toynbee (1968) by permission of Oxford University Press