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Lorenzo de' Medici, il Magnifico

Also Known As: "il Magnifico"
Birthplace: Firenze, Toscana
Death: April 09, 1492 (43)
Careggi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Place of Burial: Firenze, Toscana
Immediate Family:

Son of Piero Medici, the Gouty and Lucrezia de' Medici
Husband of Clarice de' Medici
Father of Lucrezia Maria Romola Salviati; 2 Twins; Piero de' Medici, 'il Fatuo'; Maddalena Maria Romola de' Medici; Pope Leo X and 3 others
Brother of Bianca de' Medici; Lucrezia de' Medici, Nannina; Giuliano de' Medici and Maria di Piero de' Medici
Half brother of Maria di Piero de' Medici and Giovanni di Piero de' Medici

Occupation: Statesman and Poet, Ruler of Florence
Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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About Lorenzo de' Medici, il Magnifico

Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici (1 January 1449 – 8 April 1492) was an Italian statesman, banker, de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy. Also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico) by contemporary Florentines, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. As a patron, he is best known for his sponsorship of artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. He held the balance of power within the Italic League, an alliance of states that stabilized political conditions on the Italian peninsula for decades, and his life coincided with the mature phase of the Italian Renaissance and the Golden Age of Florence.[5] On the foreign policy front, Lorenzo manifested a clear plan to stem the territorial ambitions of Pope Sixtus IV, in the name of the balance of the Italian League of 1454. For these reasons, Lorenzo was the subject of the Pazzi conspiracy (1478), in which his brother Giuliano was assassinated. The Peace of Lodi of 1454 that he helped maintain among the various Italian states collapsed with his death. He is buried in the Medici Chapel in Florence.

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Lorenzo I de Medici M, #4790, b. 1 January 1449, d. 8 April 1492 Last Edited=30 Sep 2005 Lorenzo I de Medici was born on 1 January 1449. He was the son of Piero I de Medici. (1) He married Clara Orsini, daughter of James Orsini, on 20 December 1469. He died on 8 April 1492 at age 43. Lorenzo I de Medici also went by the nick-name of Lorenzo 'the Magnificent'. (2) He held the office of Governor of Florence in 1469. (2) Children of Lorenzo I de Medici and Clara Orsini -1. Giuliano de Nemours+ (2) d. 1516 -2. Piero II de Medici+ (2) b. 15 Feb 1471, d. 28 Dec 1503

Forrás / Source: http://thepeerage.com/p479.htm#i4790

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Lorenzo de' Medici, il Magnifico's Timeline

January 1, 1449
Firenze, Toscana
January 1, 1449
Firenze, Italy
August 4, 1470
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
March 1471
February 15, 1472
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
July 24, 1473
Florence, Italy
December 11, 1475
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
January 25, 1477
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
January 16, 1478
Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy