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    The House of Medici, or the Medici family, was a very influential and extremely powerful family during the time of the Renaissance in Italy. The Renaissance took place starting in the late 14th century. During this time, the people started to take interest in and have an appreciation for the classical times. The beginning of this powerful family really begins with Giovanni di Bicci deˈ Medici. He was born in the year 1360 in Florence, Italy. Originally from the Tuscan hillside, the Medici family

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    The Medici's Banking Influence

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    The Medici family was one of the most prevalent influences during the Renaissance. Their two main contributions were patronage to the arts, and especially the banking systems. Banking systems were established before the Medici family came to reign, but they did not have as much advancement. During the early Renaissance, Florence’s economical system was suffering due to different causes like currency, economic security, and many others. The rise of the Medici Bank correlates to the Common Themes Theory

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    The Medici Family During the Renaissance

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    city just like any other during the Renaissance. It was city of 50,000 people, less than there were in Paris and Venice but more than most other European cities. The busiest parts of the city were the Ponte Vecchio, a place lined with markets and houses, the neighborhood of the Orsanmichele and Mercato Vecchio, or the Old Market. Florence was a place of beauty and leisure. A Venetian visitor once said, “There is in my opinion no region more sweeter than that wherein Florence is a placed for Florence

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    Pope Leo X Research Paper

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    an impact in what he did in his later years as a Pope. It was in a chamber of his historic house that Giovanni de’ Medici, afterwards Pope Leo X., first saw the light on 11th December 1475

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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. Cosimo

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    centuries.  The ability of a group of notable people to provide the supply of goods in response to demand in Florence provided the foundation for the flourishing of art, commerce, and living standards.  In their own ways, both Michelangelo and the Medici family contributed to the economic recovery and development of Italy.  While Michelangelo may have represented only one of a slew of notable artists during the Renaissance, his contributions were extraordinary significant and still impress the world

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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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    PROSPERITY, PEACE AND PROGRESSION: The Medici Family Story 1389-1464 THE MEDICI FAMILY The Medici family is officially in power. It is 1434 and the House of Medici has been looked up to since the 13th century, but now the Medici family is influencing major change. Due to the family’s support in arts and humanities the Renaissance has taken place. During the renaissance civilians primary focus was the idea that everyone should be educated and participate in arts and science. This

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    foot coverings are painted, and there are garlands on her chest. The coffin also has torus moldings, columns at the corners, and a jackal, which symbolizes the funerary god Anubis, who is painted on the lid. Ta-Shery-En-Iset was a House Mistress and daughter of another House Mistress, Ta-Imhotep. Before her own death, Ta-Imhotep created a long inscription which recorded the details of her life and how it was cut short; the inscribed memorial expressed tones of pessimism and anxiety, as opposed to other

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    Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni

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    time. After about one year of learning the art of fresco, Michelangelo went on to study at the sculpture school in the Medici gardens. There Michelangelo's skill attracted the personal attention of Lorenzo de' Medici, The Magnificent, who was effective ruler of Florence at the time. He was so impressed by a statue that Michelangelo was carving that he invited him to live in the Medici household. During his stay in the palace, Michelangelo learned from and was inspired by the scholars and writers of

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