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    with necessities to live. Some of these were well known artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael. Because of the Medici family Florence became known as the cultural center of Europe and cradle of New Humanism. For a century they maintained total authority in Florence behind the popular forms of a republic. During the first economic Golden Age the Fugger and Medici families proved to have major monetary and political influence. Though both did have some negative impacts on the ecclesiastical

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    Catherine De' Medici

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    Catherine de’ Medici played an important role in Sixteenth Century France. She has been blamed for starting the French Wars of Religion, yet it is impossible to blame one person for a war. Catherine de’ Medici’s full name is Caterina Maria Romula di Lorenzo de Medici. She was born in Florence, Italy, on April 13, 1519. Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, and Madeleine de la Tour d’Auvergne, Countess of Boulogne, were her parents. Even though she was a female, they still adored her. Unfortunately

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    Cardinal Richelieu

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    through marriage to Francoise de Rochechouart, an important family at the time. Louis died young and left five sons, the second oldest of whom, Francois, was Richelieu's father. Francois also died young, leaving his family in dire financial straits due to some poor investments. As a child, Richelieu was sickly and unfortunately would suffer from various maladies for the rest of his life. Armand was extremely intelligent and at the age of nine was sent to College de Navarre in Paris. Originally,

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    Between the 1300s and 1500s, Europe experienced a period of cultural rebirth known as the Renaissance, marking the transition from medieval times to modern times. The Renaissance brought new importance to individual expression, self-consciousness and worldly experience. The Renaissance man and woman characterized the Renaissance ideals. A renaissance man was a well- educated gentleman who had cultural grace, courage and who understood the arts and sciences. On the other hand, a Renaissance woman

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    Galileo Galilei

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    astronomical telescope. When he used it to look at the sky, he easily found that most of Aristotle’s and Ptolemy’s theories were wrong. His most important discovery was when he discovered the four moons of Jupiter in 1610. Later that year Cosimo de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, named Galileo his personal mathematician. This brought him back to Florence once again here he continued his studies in astronomy. Galileo also studied motion, especially that of freely falling objects. While watching swinging

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    imbedded in them as per the Medici’s request. The first version commissioned in 1408, made out of marble was a more gothic representation of a Biblical figure and more typical of Donatello's early work which was heavily influenced by his teacher Lorenzo Ghiberti. The second version of David, radically different from its predecessor, rejected traditional representations with its sensuous youth and nudity. The enormous differences on the style, pose and placement also gave different, underlying meaning

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    Is powerful woman behind the scenes, Catherine De Medici a power hungry ruler using her children as pawns in creating an Italian, French dynasty or loving mother who only wants her children to succeed in the world? Read on to see how we talk about her many characteristics and ways of ruling the dynasty and her offspring. Throughout time, many women have tried to put a mark on this world, but many have failed. Catherine de Medici is one of the few that made an immense impact on society and who eventually

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    The Italian Wars

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    current Pope, Alexander VI. He invited Charles to come in, depose him and spark off the eagerly awaited church reform. Events 1494-1516: - There was a mixed reaction to the arrival of Charles in Italy. Florence revolted against its leader, Piero de Medici. The Popes army deserted him. In Naples the king died and rather than unite against his son the populous decided to capitulate. There was however some reaction against Charles’ activities. Ferdinand of Aragon decreed that since Naples was subject

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    reflections of the social ideals of the time. Hence by comparing and contrasting a range of different portraits of depicting men and women of the Renaissance such as Titian’s La Bella, Bronzino’s Eleonora de Medici, Sofonisba Anguissola’s Self Portrait, Vasari’s Alessandro de Medici, Bronzino’s Cosimo de Medici as Orpheus and Pedro Berruguete’s Portrait of Federico da Mentelfeltro, viewers can gain an understanding of the conceptual differences in definitions of masculine and feminine beauty during this period

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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 protection

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