Lorenzo de' Medici

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Lorenzo de' Medici
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Bust by Verrocchio
Laird o Florence
Reign 2 December 1469 – 8 April 1492
Predecessor Piero the Gouty
Successor Piero the Unfortunate
Spoose(s) Clarice Orsini

Issue

Lucrezia de' Medici
Piero de' Medici
Maddalena de' Medici
Contessina Beatrice de' Medici
Giovanni de' Medici, Pape Leo X
Luisa de' Medici
Contessina de' Medici
Giuliano de' Medici, Duke o Nemours
Full name
Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici
Noble faimily Hoose o Medici
Faither Piero the Gouty
Mither Lucrezia Tornabuoni
Born 1 Januar 1449(1449-01-01)
Florence, Republic o Florence
Died 8 Aprile 1492(1492-04-08) (aged 43)
Careggi, Republic o Florence
Signatur Lorenzo 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 well 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 2008-11-15. 
  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.