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    The Medici family commissioned many artists to make art for them. By the family commissioning them it basically made the artist’s name. In the early time of the Medici family when they were just building up their empire commission artists would help them to build their political prestige and their reputation in the community. Initially in the time of Lorenzo Medici the church wanted nothing to do with the Medici family’s art patronage because they believed that the works that they had commissioned

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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

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    here about the Medici Family, you most likely think of banking and wealth. It wasn't always like that. The Medici family first attained wealth and great political power in Florence in the 13th century through its big success in commerce and banking. The Medici fortune was basically started in 1397 when Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici started the bank of Florence. At the time, Florence was the very big and important center of banking. When Cosimo, Giovanni's son, took control the Medici bank grew into

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    At first, Giovanni was not wealthy. His family had very little money. After his mother’s death, due to his current financial situation, Giovanni’s cousin, 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

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    The Medici Family was only responsible for the beginning of the Renaissance but they generated an impact that carried on as seen throughout the late 1200's when Florence established a republican form of government, leading the Medici family to become a powerful banking family. A family born in Florence who rose themselves to political power and influenced the Renaissance in a cultural and artistic way. They were recognized and famous but the 13th century because of their success with banking.

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    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. At

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    Importance of the Medici Family The Italian Renaissance would not be possible if it were not for the wealthy noble families of the Italian Republics. Thanks to the ideal of patronage, nobles funded the artists, architects, and the sciences the Renaissance period of Europe spurred on the resurgence of European driven advances not seen seen since the Classical Era. While there were many Italian noble families that took on patrons, none were as good for the Renaissance as the Medici family of the Florentine

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    parents Ser Nastagio and Lisabetta Mini were friends of the powerful Medici family. Vespucci’s father was a notary in Florence and his brothers studied in the University of Pisa. Vespucci on the other hand, received a rich education from his paternal uncle since his father didn’t want him to be interested in cosmography and scholarship

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    Maddison Ortwine Mrs. Hippenstiel AP European History 19 August 2016 The Medici Family During most of the Renaissance in Italy, the Medici family controlled Florence. They were most known for their success in banking and commerce. In these ways they were one of the main reasons for the political development of Florence. They were also known to be one of the biggest patrons of the arts of the time. Giovanni de Medici established in 1397 that Florence would be the Medici’s home. Giovanni was an influential

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    Another form of coinage that promoted the Medic family was produced by the first Duke Alessandro, who “commissioned a number of personal propaganda pieces” (Pollard 163). Six medals of the Duke were made by Domenico di Polo, one cameo, and two intaglios by Francesco dal Prato. However, it was Cosimo I de’Medici who “was the first Medici ruler fully to appreciate the use of the medal as an important instrument of state propaganda” (Pollard 163). He had a series of propaganda medals made for himself

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