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    The first well-known name of the Medici family in Italian Renaissance Age is Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici (1421-1463), also known as Cosimo the Elder (il Vecchio). His father, Giovanni di Bicci (1360-1429) started the family business as a great banker. 5 Having watched and learned the business world since very little, Cosimo successfully inherited the family business. Adding on his own talent, Cosimo expanded the Medici banking empire throughout Europe. He launched branches in London, Bruges, Lyon

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    Medici: Cosimo De Medici

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    Cosimo di Medici Cosimo di Giovanni de Medici was given the title Pater Patriae of Italy at his death and was also known as the primus inter pares. He was the founder of the Medici dynasty, who were during the Renaissance the de facto rulers of Florence. Even though Cosimo Medici was a powerful man, he was not an official ruler. Medici’s government also consisted of a council who would many times resist the laws that Medici put forth. This paper will look at the accomplishments of Cosimo di Medici

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    The Medici were an extremely powerful and affluent family during the European Renaissance. They ascended the socio-economic ranks of Europe from small bankers to a vital part of Florentine economy. Additionally, they held great influence, helping shape their time. Generation after generation of Medici made up high ranking members of the Church, government, and kings, as well as Europe's most important bankers. In the middle of Medici rule, Nicolo Machiavelli crafted a literary masterpiece, The Prince

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    sculpture came from Cosimo Medici, and it was to be in his courtyard. As the commission was not a public undertaking, it allowed Donatello the ‘freedom to explore’ and artistic maturity. Speculations put the bronze David about the 1440s, however exact dates are unknown. In the following paragraphs I will dive into the deeper meaning of... ... middle of paper ... ...dici in 1466 and the Pazzi Conspiracy assassinated Giovanni de’ Medici in 1478, but failed to kill Lorenzo de’ Medici” According to

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    Michelangelo's Cleopatra

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    Michelangelo’s relationship with Tommaso de’ Cavalieri. Wallace is a Professor of Art History at Washington University in Saint Louis and the author of the book, Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man, and His Times (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Given the extensive research Wallace has done in order to author a book about Michelangelo, not to mention his life’s work in Art History, one could call him in expert in the field. Wallace’s article points out that Tommaso de’ Cavalieri was not only a Roman nobleman

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    His Last Duchess Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess is a dramatic monologue narrated by the Duke of Ferrara Even a passing gaze to this poem would paint a picture of a selfish prick of a husband and a wife whose mere fault was naivete, someone who was merely appreciative of the beauty around her, a quality that bugged her husband to the point where he accuses her of being unfaithful and gets her killed. The narrator of the poem indicates an arrogance embedded so deep in a bold sense of

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    of his work had dramatic monologue- especially the use of diction, rhymes, and symbols. In 1842 he published “ My Last Duchess” The speaker in the poem is believed to be Alfonso Il d’Este (1533-1598) who married fourteen year old Lucrezia di Cosimo de Medici at the age twenty five. When Lucrezia died at the age seventeen, it was suspected that her husband poison her. In the opening of the poem the speaker states “That’s my last duchess painted on the wall” the speaker is referring to his dead wife

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    George Gemistos Plethon on God: Aristotle vs Plato In this paper I examine George Gemistos Plethon's defense in his De Differentiis of Plato's conception of God as superior to that of Aristotle's. (2) Plethon asserts that the Platonic conception of God is more consistent with Orthodox Christian theology than the Aristotelian conception. This claim is all the more interesting in light of the fact that Plethon is, as it turns out, a pagan. I argue that Plethon takes the position he does because

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    galileo

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    protection under Cosimo de Medici. In Florence Galileo gained many allies on his sun-centered theory of the solar system of the universe. Between 1616 and 1624, Galileo remained content to study without publishing his findings. Galileo grew bolder due to his failing eyesight and by 1632 Galileo’s ideas had become common knowledge in Italian streets. Many authorities considered Galileo’s findings as dangerously heretical and seditious notions. Under pressure from the church, Cosimo de Medici withdrew his

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    Italian craftsmen like Bartolomeo Manfredi, and Antiveduto Grammatica, French painters, for example, Valentin de Boulogne, Georges de La Tour, Nicolas Régnier, and Simon Vouet and Dutchmen Hendrick Ter Brugghen and Gerrit van Honthorst all duplicated these subjects or comparable topics in evident reverence of Caravaggio's unique

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