Agnolo Bronzino (Italian, 1503-1572)  "Portrait of Lorenzo the Magnificent", 1560

Lorenzo de' Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent, de facto ruler of Florentine Republic during Italian Renaissance, Golden Age of Florence. Sponsored artists Botticelli and Michelangelo.

September 27, 1389: Born, Cosimo de' Medici. The founder of the Medici political dynasty, he did not hold political office himself, but controlled Florence's rule through his vast wealth. (In today's American dollars, he would have been worth about $ 30 million.) He was also a noted patron of the arts, sponsoring such artists as Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo, Brunelleschi, and Donatello.

Medici family- Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici was the first of the Medici political dynasty, de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance. also known as "Cosimo 'the Elder'"

notizie  G.M.: LORENZO DE' MEDICI DETTO IL MAGNIFICO CANTI CARNAC...

Lorenzo de' Medici, head of the family that dominated Florence, survived a

Giusto Sustermans (1667-68) - Ritratto del Cardinale Leopoldo de' Medici. On 12 December 1667 Pope Clement IX named him cardinal of Santi Cosma e Damiano.

Giusto Sustermans (1667-68) - Ritratto del Cardinale Leopoldo de' Medici. On 12 December 1667 Pope Clement IX named him cardinal of Santi Cosma e Damiano.

Giuliano de' Medici - (1453 – April 26, 1478) was the second son of Piero de' Medici and Lucrezia Tornabuoni. As co-ruler of Florence, with his brother Lorenzo the Magnificent, he complemented his brother's image as the "patron of the arts" with his own image as the handsome, sporting, "golden boy."

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli — Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici, : The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.

Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope with the name of Alexander VI, is considered one of the most cruel and lussoriosi popes in history.    He led a life full of intrigue and dirty business: he had 4 children from the Vannozza Cattanei (including Cesare and Lucrezia), one of Giulia Farnese, and three other women.  Skilled in manipulating the next cardinal had become his own son Cesare, and pushed Lucrezia to marry Giovanni Sforza, Lord of Pesaro, with the aim of forming  alliances that could be…

Pope Alexander VI 1431 – 1503 Last name Borgia pope from 1492 until his death in He was considered one of the most evil popes of all. He made law to censor Books written that he didn't agree with.

Portrait Julien de Médicis, atelier de Bronzino, (Florence, Offices). Julien de Médicis, fils de Pierre de Médicis, et frère de Laurent, mourut poignardé pendant la messe de Pâques au Duomo de Florence. Laurent ne fut que blessé. Les Florentins répondirent par l’indifférence aux appels des conjurés et les Pazzi disparurent sous un déluge d’exécutions et de proscriptions.

Bronzino - portrait of Giuliano di Piero de Medici in the Uffizi, Florence

Agnolo Bronzino. Portrait of Cosimo I de'Medici in Armor. Detail. 1543. Tempera on panel. 71 x 57 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

Portrait of Cosimo I de'Medici in Armor. Tempera on panel. 71 x 57 cm. (early ancestor of Gary Sinise?

Cymburgis van Mazovië

Master, unknown Austrian century) Portrait of Kunigunde of Austria c. 1485 Oil on panel, 46 x 32 cm Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Pedralbes.

.:. Catherine de' Medici (a very realistic portrait of her which shows, why her contemporaries described her as a very beautiful woman)

Catherine de' Medici (a very realistic portrait of her which shows, why her contemporaries described her as a very beautiful woman).yes, this is Catherine de' Medici you've watched on Reign, former Queen of France

Cardinal Ippolito de Medici

Cardinal Ippolito de Medici

Portrait of Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Nemours,  (1479–1516) one of three sons of  Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici, aka Lorenzo the Magnificent, and Clarice Orsini.  Painted by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino aka Raphael.

Giuliano de' Medici Duke of Nemours Artist: Copy after Raphael century) Medium: Tempera and oil on canvas Dimensions: 32 x 26 in. x 66 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 Accession Number:

Filippo Lippi (1406-1469, Italy) | Ritratto di Giovane, 1485 (Washington, National Gallery of Art)

Filippo Lippi (1406-1469, Italy) | Ritratto di Giovane, 1485 (Washington, National Gallery of Art)

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