Lorenzo de' Medici

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Lorenzo de' Medici
Verrocchio Lorenzo de Medici.jpg
Bust by Verrocchio
Laird o Florence
Reign2 December 1469 – 8 April 1492
PredecessorPiero the Gouty
SuccessorPiero the Unfortunate
Full name
Lorenzo de' Medici
Born1 Januar 1449(1449-01-01)
Florence, Republic o Florence
Dee'd8 Apryle 1492(1492-04-08) (aged 43)
Careggi, Republic o Florence
Noble faimilyHoose o Medici
Spoose(s)Clarice Orsini
Contessina Beatrice
Giovanni, Pape Leo X
Luisa de' Medici
Giuliano, Duke o Nemours
FaitherPiero the Gouty
MitherLucrezia Tornabuoni
SeegnaturLorenzo de' Medici.svg

Lorenzo de' Medici (Italian pronunciation: [loˈrɛntso de ˈmɛːditʃi], 1 Januar 1449 – 8 Aprile 1492[1]) wis an Italian statesman an de facto ruler o the Florentine Republic, wha wis ane o the maist pouerfu an enthusiastic patrons o the Renaissance.[2][3][4] An aa kent as Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico [loˈrɛntso il maɲˈɲiːfiko]) bi contemporary Florentines, he wis a magnate, diplomat, politeecian an patron o scholars, airtists an poets. He is weel kent for his contreibution tae the airt warld bi sponsorin airtists such as Botticelli an Michelangelo. His life coincidit wi the matur phase o Italian Renaissance an his daith coincidit wi the end o the Gowden Age o Florence.[5] The fragile peace that he helped maintain amang the various Italian states collapsed wi his daith. He is buried in the Medici Chapel in Florence.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Medici, Lorenzo de', detto il Magnifico Enciclopedia Italiana
  2. Parks, Tim (2008). Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. p. 288.
  3. "Fact about Lorenzo de' Medici". 100 Leader in world history. 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  4. Kent, F.W. (2006). Lorenzo De' Medici and the Art of Magnificence. USA: JHU Press. p. 248. ISBN 0-8018-8627-9.
  5. Gene Brucker, Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), pp. 14–15.