Lorenzo de' Medici

Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian statesman and de facto dictator of the Florentine Republic.

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Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici (Italian: [loˈrɛntso de ˈmɛːditʃi]; 1 January 1449 – 8 April 1492) was an Italian statesman, banker, de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy. Also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico [loˈrɛntso il maɲˈɲiːfiko]) by contemporary Florentines, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. As a patron, he is best known for his sponsorship of artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. He held the balance of power within the Italic League, an alliance of states that stabilized political conditions on the Italian peninsula for decades, and his life coincided with the mature phase of the Italian Renaissance and the Golden Age of Florence. On the foreign policy front, Lorenzo manifested a clear plan to stem the territorial ambitions of Pope Sixtus IV, in the name of the balance of the Italian League of 1454.

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Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino ... Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici (Italian pronunciation: [loˈrɛntso di ˈpjɛːro de ˈmɛːditʃi]; 12 September 1492 – 4 May 1519) was the ruler of Florence from...

Catherine de' Medici
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Catherine de' Medici ... Catherine de' Medici (Italian: Caterina de' Medici, pronounced [kateˈriːna de ˈmɛːditʃi]; French: Catherine de Médicis, pronounced [katʁin də medisis];...

House of Medici
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Piero the Unfortunate
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Piero the Unfortunate ... from 1492 until his exile in 1494. Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici was the eldest son of Lorenzo de' Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent) and Clarice Orsini. He was...

Lorenzo the Elder
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Lorenzo the Elder ... Lorenzo the Elder (c. 1395 – 23 September 1440) was an Italian banker of the House of Medici of Florence, the younger brother of Cosimo de' Medici the...

Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours
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Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours ... Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici KG (12 March 1479 – 17 March 1516) was an Italian nobleman, the third son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, and a ruler of Florence...

Medici (TV series)
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Medici (TV series) ... second season, titled Medici: The Magnificent, takes place 20 years later and tells the story of Cosimo's grandson Lorenzo de' Medici (known as the Magnificent)...

Lucrezia de' Medici (1470–1553)
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Lucrezia de' Medici (1470–1553) ... Maria Romola de' Medici (4 August 1470 – between 10 and 15 November 1553) was an Italian noblewoman, the eldest daughter of Lorenzo de' Medici and Clarice...

Pierfrancesco the Elder
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Pierfrancesco the Elder ... he was the son of Lorenzo the Elder and Ginevra Cavalcanti, thus a nephew of Cosimo de' Medici and cousin to Piero the Gouty, de facto lords of the city...

Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici
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Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici ... Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici (4 August 1463 – 20 May 1503), nicknamed the Popolano, was an Italian banker and politician, the brother of Giovanni...

Pope Leo X
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Giuliano de' Medici
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Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici
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Cosimo de' Medici
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Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence
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Maddalena de' Medici (1473–1528)
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San Lorenzo, Florence
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Michelangelo and the Medici
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Medici Chapel
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