At a young age Frederick Stibbert (1838-1906) came into massive amounts of wealth and his grandfather's estate, where he spent the rest of his life collecting various valuable artifacts and antiques, later converting the estate into a museum. Stibbert willed the estate to the municipality of Florence as a tool to improve the knowledge of future generations. The house itself consists of 57 rooms that are lined with tapestries, leathers, artifacts, an assortment of paintings, and even an outfit worn by Napoleon I of France. The most valuable collection Stibbert possessed consists of over 16,000 pieces of arms and armor dating from the 15th to the 19th century from all over Europe and Asia. Museo Stibbert is a quaint museum with a one of a kind collection chock full of history.
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