Lorenzo de' Medici,  aka Lorenzo the Magnificent, his full name was Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici (1449-1492). He was the eldest son of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici and Lucrezia Tornabuoni.   He was a diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets.  He is buried in the Medici Chapel in Florence.  Portrait by Agnolo Bronzino.

Lorenzo de' Medici, aka Lorenzo the Magnificent, his full name was Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici (1449-1492). He was the eldest son of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici and Lucrezia Tornabuoni. He was a diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. He is buried in the Medici Chapel in Florence. Portrait by Agnolo Bronzino.

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Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo De' Medici

Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo De' Medici

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Catherine de' Medici, daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici and of Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, was a Franco/Italian noblewoman who was Queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II of France.  In 1533, at the age of fourteen, Caterina married Henry, second son of King Francis I and Queen Claude of France. Under the gallicised version of her name, Catherine de Médicis, she was Queen consort of France as the wife of King Henry II of France from 1547 to 1559.

Catherine de' Medici, daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici and of Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, was a Franco/Italian noblewoman who was Queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II of France. In 1533, at the age of fourteen, Caterina married Henry, second son of King Francis I and Queen Claude of France. Under the gallicised version of her name, Catherine de Médicis, she was Queen consort of France as the wife of King Henry II of France from 1547 to 1559.

Montblanc - Lorenzo De Medici  - 1992  Edition: 4,810 Pens  Type: Fountain Pen

Montblanc - Lorenzo De Medici - 1992 Edition: 4,810 Pens Type: Fountain Pen

Palazzo Medici. Built as a home for Cosimo de Medici and his  successor Lorenzo de Medici.  It was also the home of young Catherine de Medici.  Florence, ITALY.

Palazzo Medici. Built as a home for Cosimo de Medici and his successor Lorenzo de Medici. It was also the home of young Catherine de Medici. Florence, ITALY.

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Lorenzo de Medici 1449-1492 Florence The Magnificent, as he was called by the people of Florence, was a statesman, ruler, and patron of the arts.   Lorenzo ruled Florence with his brother, Giuliano, from 1469 to 1478. After his brother's assassination he was sole ruler until his death. Lorenzo's greatest contribution to history was his patronage of the arts. He contributed more than anyone to the flowering of Florentine genius in the 15th century, supporting giants as Leonardo and…

Lorenzo de Medici 1449-1492 Florence The Magnificent, as he was called by the people of Florence, was a statesman, ruler, and patron of the arts. Lorenzo ruled Florence with his brother, Giuliano, from 1469 to 1478. After his brother's assassination he was sole ruler until his death. Lorenzo's greatest contribution to history was his patronage of the arts. He contributed more than anyone to the flowering of Florentine genius in the 15th century, supporting giants as Leonardo and…

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Clarice de' Medici (1493-1528), was the daughter of Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici aka Piero the Unfortunate, and Alfonsina Orsini. In 1508 she married Filippo Strozzi the Younger and they had ten children.

Clarice de' Medici (1493-1528), was the daughter of Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici aka Piero the Unfortunate, and Alfonsina Orsini. In 1508 she married Filippo Strozzi the Younger and they had ten children.

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Catherine de' Medici has been called the most powerful woman in sixteenth-century Europe. She and other members of her family were often very controversial and ruthless. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Catherine de' Medici has been called the most powerful woman in sixteenth-century Europe. She and other members of her family were often very controversial and ruthless. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

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