Over the entrance of the Badia at Via del Proconsolo there is one of the many coat of arms of Hugh, Margrave of Tuscany, which are visible in and outside of the complex. It is a shield with three vertical stripes, which in other places of the church are colored in dark red. On top there is a classical bishop mitra. Dante recalled Hugh in the Paradise of his Divine Comedy as the „great baron“ and that some Florentine families could be proud of having their coats of arms adapted to the one of Hugh, who died the same day like the apostle Thomas, on december 21st. Hugh was for Dante a good example of a politically correct Florentine nobleman. The marble grave monument in the Eastern transept of the church is a masterpiece of Mino da Fiesole where in 1481 the mortal remains of Hugh were transferred. Just some years before, Cosimo de’ Medici asked Brunelleschi for a gigantic reconstruction project of church and monastery. Hugh is not a Saint, but could be considered as a political predecessor and inspiration for Cosimo, who always aspired to keep a political balance to enlarge its area of influence. Later, Cosimo I. achieved what earlier Cosimo de’ Medici aspired: to become Grand Duke of Tuscany. For that having the tomb of Hugh of Tuscany in Florence, was a promising start.