House of Medici
Italian banking family and political dynasty that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de' Medici, in the Republic of Florence during the first half of the 15th century.- House of Medici
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Cosimo III de' Medici (14 August 1642 – 31 October 1723 ) was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1670 until his death in 1723, the sixth and penultimate from the House of Medici.
The Medici Bank (Italian: Banco dei Medici ) was a financial institution created by the Medici family in Italy during the 15th century (1397–1494).
Italian monarchy that existed, with interruptions, from 1569 to 1859, replacing the Republic of Florence.
The Grand Duchy was ruled by the House of Medici until the extinction of its senior branch in 1737.
Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici (27 September 1389 – 1 August 1464) was an Italian banker and politician who established the Medici family as effective rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance.
Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 1 April 1605 to his death.
He was from the prominent House of Medici originating from Florence.
Spanish-Aragonese noble family, which rose to prominence during the Italian Renaissance.
Because of their grasping for power, they made enemies of the Medici, the Sforza, and the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola, among others.
Gian Gastone de' Medici (Giovanni Battista Gastone; 24 May 1671 – 9 July 1737) was the seventh and last Medicean Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Italian diplomat, author, philosopher and historian who lived during the Renaissance.
He worked as secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power.
Historic region and valley in northern Tuscany, in Italy, corresponding to the course of the River Sieve.
Several patrician families of the area built villas here, such as those of the Medici including Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo and Villa Medicea del Trebbio.
Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance.
Art was sponsored by the Signoria (the town council), the merchant guilds, and wealthy patrons such as the Medici and their banking associates.