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    The Medici Family During the Renaissance

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    Florence was a very 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

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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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    lifetime. The de Medici family was a powerful family that captured the ideals and principles of the Florence Renaissance and were able to use them to increase their influence during the time. Their influence in this time created many positive effects, some of which are still felt today. The family used their influence during this time to impact Florence and other European countries through their patronage of the arts, and political influence. Although most actions of the family did result in a better

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    no longer believed that art and culture were only in the hands of the clergy. People wanted to explore and be creative, to be part of the arts and literature themselves. The Medici family were great humanists and made significant contribution to the development of the Italian and European Renaissance. The Medici family was able to make their achievement in the Renaissance because they had tremendous power. The source of the Medici’s power and influence was their great riches. During the period

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    Significant of the Medici Family The Medici were undoubtedly the richest and most powerful family in Italy, In the 13th century. During the renaissance era, there were many people that had a major impact on how the renaissance was viewed. However the Medici family played a key role in the success of the era. From 1434 Cosimo de' Medici is unmistakably the most powerful man in Florence, even though his family's cause has suffered a severe setback in the previous year. After his rise to power

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    Aleksandr Kadzokov Ms. DiCarlo CHY 4U1 19 February 2014 Medici Family Source Analysis The research conducted in the paper “Robust Action and the Rise of the Medici, 1400-1434” by John F. Padgett and Christopher K. Ansell states that during the Renaissance, the Medici family had a positive impact on the citizens of Florence. Validity: Author and Editors: John F. Padgett (Santa-Fe), PhD (UNC-Chapel Hill) John F. Padgett (Ph.D., Michigan, 1978) is a Professor of Political Science at the University of

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    The Medici family is one of the most celebrated families ever. They hired the top teachers, painter, writers, and others to help Florence grow. Yet the story of how they got there is usually unknown. The Medici family came to Florence in the year 1100. However, the Medici family moved from the area that was just 20 miles north of there called the Muegello Region. Just like any other immigrant to Florence at the time, they looked to gain power and wealth from the expanding economy. The Medici's

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    to the painter Fra Fillippo Lippi. After working with Lippi, Botticelli developed his sense of line working with Andrea del Verrocchio. By 1470 he had his own workshop, where he spent most of his time producing pieces for the Medici family. It was through the Medici family that Botticelli was influenced by Christian Neoplatonism, which exemplified Christian views. From this point Botticelli developed such works as the Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap. 	The painting, which is quite simple

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    Amerigo Vespucci

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    bunch of city- states each self governed and looking for money for it's own purposes and not for the benefit of the country. Florence, where Amerigo was born and grew up, was in the city-state governed by the powerful Medici family. Later in Vespucci's life he ends up working for this family helping govern the city-state. Italy, at this time was not a good country as it is today. In 1492 Vespucci left Florence for Seville, Spain because Italy had the monopoly and didn't need, or want, exploration. Well

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    Sandro Botticelli

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    Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510) was born in Florence. Very little is known about his early life. Botticelli was a painter in the fifteenth century. His work was very sophisticated and feminine. He did quite an amount of work for the Medici family. Many of his masterpieces were mythological paintings. His work included literary references inspired beauty. I decided to observe the painting of Mars and Venus. Venus appears as an enchantress. She is dressed in a lovely white gown and surrounded by bushes

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