Lorenzo de' Medici

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.

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
Issue
Lucrezia
Piero
Maddalena
Contessina Beatrice
Giovanni, Pape Leo X
Luisa de' Medici
Contessina
Giuliano, Duke o Nemours
FaitherPiero the Gouty
MitherLucrezia Tornabuoni
SeegnaturLorenzo de' Medici.svg

ReferencesEedit

  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.