François Grimaldi "Il Malizia" (translated from Italian either as "The Malicious One" or "The Cunning One") was a Genoese leader who captured the Rock of Monaco on the night of January 8, 1287. Dressed as a Franciscan monk, Grimaldi and his cousin seized the castle and held it for four years. The Geimaldi family through the cousin still rule Monaco today.
The statue shows Grimaldi dressed as a monk preparing to draw his sword.
By tallturtle82 @ 2014-05-22 10:47:17