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  • Biography Of Cosimo De ' Medici

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    Cosimo de’ Medici was born on September 27, 1389 in Florence, Italy at the time his family was middle class bankers. At a young age his father Giovanni, introduced his son to the family business of banking. As Cosimo grew older, he took on more duties in the family business and eventually became the head of the bank the family owned. When he was a young man he had an important relationship with the Catholic Church, at this time the Church was the dominant religious faith of Europe, the one most powerful

  • Medici Family Influence

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    The Medici Family was an Italian banking family, they became a political dynasty and later on a royal house, that family started to gather prominence under Cosimo de’ Medici In the republic of Florence in Italy during the 14th century. The family was from the Mugello region of the Tuscan countryside, they were gradually rising until they fund the bank that was called the Medici Bank. The Medici Bank was the largest in europe during the 15th century, we can see that the Medici gained political power

  • Thriving Generations Of The House Of Medici

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    Thriving Generations of the House of Medici The Renaissance was an essential time period in European history, which occurred roughly between 1300 and 1600 in Florence, Italy. During this epoch, attributes of the Renaissance, such as Classical humanism and an upbringing of political life spread throughout Western Europe. Moreover, out of the 50,000 people in Florence, around 100 families have influenced the Renaissance’s attributes; the most notable of these being the Medici family (Fiero 377-378). Beginning

  • The Medici Bank Essay

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    Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici founded the Medici bank in 1397 after splitting from his nephew to establish a bank branch in Florence. As the new bank grew and expanded, so did the wealth and power of the Medici family. When Cosimo il Vecchio de’ Medici, Giovanni’s son, took over the banking business in 1434, the increasing economic power of the Medici family allowed them to establish themselves as effective rulers of Florence while keeping the republican system of government nominally intact. The

  • The Representation Of Cosimo De ' Medici

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    The representation of Cosimo de’ Medici’s virtue in Benozzo Gozzoli’s “Adoration of the Magi” The powerful Medici family controlled Florence, Italy, from late-14th to mid-18th centuries. The person who placed this family in power was Cosimo de’ Medici. He was able to gain influence because of the wealth he earned through the Medici bank. His wealth allowed him to be a major influence in various aspects of society. Early in his career, in the 1430s, he became a significant patron of learning

  • The Power of The House of Medici Essay

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    The House of Medici, or the Medici family, was a very influential and extremely powerful family during the time of the Renaissance in Italy. The Renaissance took place starting in the late 14th century. During this time, the people started to take interest in and have an appreciation for the classical times. The beginning of this powerful family really begins with Giovanni di Bicci deˈ Medici. He was born in the year 1360 in Florence, Italy. Originally from the Tuscan hillside, the Medici family immigrated

  • The Medici Influence and the Italian Renaissance Essay

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    (Medici) In the Florentine republic, where economic power was almost synonymous with political power, achieving this financial feat made way for social distinction. (The Medici) With Giovanni’s death in 1429, there were those who tried to capitalize on the opportunity to displace the Medici family from its place in the social and political landscape of the time. One such opportunity was taken

  • The Medici Family During the Renaissance Essays

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    Vieri di Cambio de’ Medici employed Giovanni and his brother, Francesco to work at his bank. In 1385, he was married off to Piccarda Bueri, who was the mother of Cosimo and Lorenzo. Following his marriage, he took a risk and invested in his cousin’s bank. He moved to Rome to become an executive partner of Vieri’s southern bank believing he was now skilled enough to attain wealth by using the methods of his cousin. A few years later, Giovanni established the first Medici bank in Florence with

  • Influences of the Medici Family During the Renaissance

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    different. The Medici family really helped Florence become the main city of the Renaissance. At one point, sienna would have been the main city because people believed that just looking at their city was like art. Just looking at the city made someone shiver. Siena had a few things that it could offer but nothing like what Florence had to offer. Although Siena was an advanced city at the end of the Middle Ages Florence surpassed it to become the center of the Renaissance mostly due to the Medici family.

  • The Medici Of Great Modern Art

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    The Medici could be regarded as the very first inveterate collectors of great modern art, with their complicated emotions involved, such as their guilt, ambition of authority, and sexual lust. In the end, the Medici did not only collect paintings and sculptures; they had changed the very nature of art itself. Art had been transformed from serving Christianity to personal collecting purpose. Francesco I de’ Medici’s Studiolo could be marked as a sign of art as personal preference rather than being