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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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    The Medici Bank

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    Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici founded the Medici bank in 1397 after splitting from his nephew to establish a bank branch in Florence. As the new bank grew and expanded, so did the wealth and power of the Medici family. When Cosimo il Vecchio de’ Medici, Giovanni’s son, took over the banking business in 1434, the increasing economic power of the Medici family allowed them to establish themselves as effective rulers of Florence while keeping the republican system of government nominally intact. The

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    amici” or of mutual favors from “friends of friends” the Medici family was able to usher in a new Italian era: the Renaissance (Medici). While not the only wealthy and ambitious family in Florence, the Medici’s were driven in their pursuits and did not achieve their success in the noblest of ways. Giovanni di Bicci de’Medici, the Patriarch of the Medici Dynasty, founded and controlled one of the most influential businesses in Italy, the Medici Bank. Giovanni’s development of the limited liability concept

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    Lorenzo de Medici

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    powerful city in all of Italy. Lorenzo de Medici was the baby that would control the city of Florence and lead Florence into a great state of royalty. Born into a family of powerful bankers that ruled Florence Lorenzo would soon enough lead the city and soon be called "il Magnifico". From mentoring of childhood to the ruling of adulthood Lorenzo was a light to the people in Florence. Through Lorenzo's childhood he was mentored from his grandfather Cosimo de Medici to follow in his footsteps to control

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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 immigrated

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    splendid and exquisite art were created in the service of the rich and ruthless Medici family. There is no denies that the Medici had turned Florence in to one of the most beautiful cities in the world with their money. The Medici could be regarded as the very first collectors of great modern art, with their complicated emotions involved, such as their guilt, ambition of authority, and sexual lust. In the end, the Medici did not just collect paintings and sculptures; they had changed the very nature

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    raised in Sweden and received his bachelor’s in Environmental Science then earned his MBA. Johansson was just what I had been searching for, someone who was applying concepts in ways that would help me throughout my own career. The book’s title The Medici Effect makes reference to one of the most innovative and creative families that have existed in history; their influences can still be seen to this day. In the introduction the author talks about Peter’s Café that exists in Horta, a port city in the

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    The Medici Family During the Renaissance

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    prosperous city; it made fortunes off of wool and banking trades. A certain Florentine family contributed to the vast wealth as well. The Medici family was no doubt the foundation of prosperity for Florence. The Medici Family was one of the most powerful families of Renaissance Florence. They were a banking family. The first Medici bank, started by Giovanni di Becci de’ Medici, was a small scale business run in the bathroom. The bank grew through Giovanni’s extraordinary salesmanship and financial caution

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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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    Christie's London announced on May 21, 2007 that Lorenzo de' Medici (1518), a portrait of sound provenance by renowned Italian Renaissance master Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (1483-1520), will be available for purchase as part of its Important Old Master and British Pictures auction on Thursday, July 5, 2007. On display at the esteemed auction house's King Street salerooms, beginning June 30, will be Raphael's painting, one of a handful by the artist still privately held. Owned by Ira Spanierman

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