His last name is also listed as de' Domicelli. Grand-nephew of Pseudocardinal Lucido Conti Nephew of Cardinal Giovanni Conti Studied law no further educational information found.
As one of the wealthiest men in Europe, Cosimo spent a very large portion of Lorenzo de medici eulogy fortune on government and philanthropy, for example as a patron of the arts and financier of public works.
Inaged 19, he won first prize in a jousting tournament sponsored by the Medici. The joust was the subject of a poem written by Luigi Pulci.
Giulianoon the other hand, was regarded as handsome and was used as a model by Botticelli in his painting of Mars and Venus. His complexion was dark, and although his face was not handsome it was so full of dignity as to compel respect. The Adoration of the Magi includes several generations of the Medici family and their retainers.
Sixteen-year-old Lorenzo is to the left, with his horse, prior to his departure on a diplomatic mission to Milan. Bust by Verrocchio Lorenzo, groomed for power, assumed a leading role in the state upon the death of his father inwhen he was twenty.
Giuliano was killed, brutally stabbed to death, but Lorenzo escaped with only a minor wound to the shoulder, having been defended by the poet Poliziano. However, with little support from the traditional Medici allies in Bologna and Milan the war dragged on, and only diplomacy by Lorenzo, who personally traveled to Naples and became a prisoner of the king for several months, ultimately resolved the crisis.
That success enabled Lorenzo to secure constitutional changes within the government of the Florentine Republic that further enhanced his own power. Lorenzo maintained good relations with Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empireas the Florentine maritime trade with the Ottomans was a major source of wealth for the Medici.
Alum had been discovered by local citizens of Volterrawho turned to Florence to get backing to exploit this important natural resource.
A key commodity in the glass-making, tanning and textile industries, alum was available from only a few sources under the control of the Ottomans and monopolized by Genoa before the discovery of alum sources in Italy at Tolfa.
First the Roman Curia inand then Lorenzo and the Medici Bank less than a year later, got involved in backing the mining operation, with the pope taking a two-ducat commission for each cantar quintal of alum retrieved and ensuring a monopoly against the Turkish-derived goods by prohibiting trade in alum with infidels.
Thus began an insurrection and secession from Florence, which involved putting to death several opposing citizens. Lorenzo sent mercenaries to suppress the revolt by force, and the mercenaries ultimately sacked the city.
Lorenzo hurried to Volterra to make amends, but the incident would remain a dark stain on his record. Although Lorenzo did not commission many works himself, he helped these artists to secure commissions from other patrons.
Michelangelo lived with Lorenzo and his family for three years, dining at the family table and participating in discussions led by Marsilio Ficino. Lorenzo himself was an artist and wrote poetry in his native Tuscan.
In his poetry, he celebrates life while acknowledging with melancholy the fragility and instability of the human condition, particularly in his later works.
Love, feasts and light dominate his verse. He supported the development of humanism through his circle of scholarly friends, including the philosophers Marsilio FicinoPoliziano and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola.
Apart from a personal interest, Lorenzo also used the Florentine milieu of fine arts for his diplomatic efforts.
He wrote, "I do not regret this for though many would consider it better to have a part of that sum in their purse, I consider it to have been a great honour to our state, and I think the money was well-expended and I am well-pleased. The marriage in person took place in Florence on 4 June Clarice and Lorenzo had 10 children, all except Contessina Antonia born in Florence: Lorenzo played a role in bringing Savonarola to Florence.
Savonarola visited Lorenzo on his death bed. Many signs and portents were claimed to have taken place at the moment of his death, including the dome of Florence Cathedral being struck by lightning, ghosts appearing, and the lions kept at Via Leone fighting one another.
His second son, Giovanni, who became Pope Leo Xretook the city in with the aid of a Spanish army.Lorenzo de' Medici and the Art of Magnificence Kent, F.
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The Benincasa family home, where Catherine (one of 25 children) was born and raised, was converted into a sanctuary not long after her death. Part of the sanctuary is the church of the Sacred Crucifix, built in the 16th century in the place of the former garden to house the miraculous crucifix from which St.
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