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By Heather Lehr Wagner

This filthy rich Italian kin from Tuscany and Florence directed the destinies of Florence from the fifteenth century via 1737.

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9 Lorenzo de’ Medici won first prize in the tournament, earning a silver helmet with a statue of Mars, the Roman god of war, on top. One year later, on June 4, 1469, in another grand celebration, Lorenzo de’ Medici and Clarice Orsini were married. A gala party given by the groom’s parents followed, to which all of Florence was invited. The party, which lasted three days, was marked by feasting, dancing, and music. Simultaneously, the wealthier members of Florentine society were entertained at five separate banquets held at the Medici family palace.

In 1436, Brunelleschi completed his work on the grand dome soaring above Florence’s cathedral and as Brunelleschi’s patron—and a generous donor to the Bankers to the Republic In 1436, Filippo Brunelleschi completed his work on the grand dome soaring above Florence’s cathedral. As Brunelleschi’s patron—and a generous donor to the dome’s construction—Cosimo de’ Medici took credit for the completion of the cathedral. 39 The Medicis 40 dome’s construction—Cosimo de’ Medici took credit for the completion of the cathedral, after 138 years of construction.

He is remembered today as one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. Lorenzo the Magnificent As a patron of the arts, Lorenzo de’ Medici sponsored artists Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Michelangelo’s Man’s Face is shown here. Lorenzo de’ Medici was also anxious to mend ties with the Catholic Church. Through lobbying, Medici’s second son, Giovanni, was admitted into a training program for high office in the Catholic Church when he was only seven years old.

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