Florentine noble family living in Arezzo and Milan city, ascribed to the Florentine aristocracy.
The family had six Gonfaloniers and fourteen Priors in the Government of the Florentine Republic. Vincenzo Borghini dè Baldovinetti was a distinguished historian, literatus and Lieutenant of the Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici. He was rector of the Hospital of Santa Maria degli Innocenti in Florence and of all Grand Duchy’s convents. The Grand Duke Francesco assigned him the archbishopric of Pisa, which he refused in a sense of great humility and because he had to deal with the business of the Grand Dukes in Florence. He was a laws reformer in Florence, architect of the rebuilding of the Duomo and the Baptistery. He edited “Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects”, written by his great friend Vasari.