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  THE MEDICI FAMILY
While the Medici family was predominant, Florence became the cultural center of Europe and also became the cradle of new Humanism.
Giovanni's son, Cosimo de Medici, was to be the real founder of the family's fortune.
The Medici family members were very interested in the rebirth of learning in Europe and under their patronage the Renaissance flourished.
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  The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence
In 1537 the young Cosimo de’ Medici (1519–1574) was plucked from relative obscurity in the Tuscan countryside to lead Florence after the assassination of his cousin Duke Alessandro de’ Medici (1511?–1537).
Cosimo’s control of Florence was equally ruthless, but he eventually won the grudging support of the Florentine citizenry––not simply for the economic and political expansion he had garnered for the city but for its greater military security.
Cosimo appointed Niccolò Tribolo to redesign the gardens of the Medici villa at Castello (outside of Florence) and the Boboli Gardens (behind the Palazzo Pitti) with fountains, grottoes, water tricks, and areas of trimmed and wild plantings.
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 Florence Art Guide
The son of Giovanni dalle Bande Nere and Maria Salviati, who was also grand-daughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Cosimo was to finally reunite the blood of both branches of the family.
They were quite wrong: Cosimo soon showed his true temperament and, with an able strategem, managed to concentrate all the power in his own hands.
He encouraged the growth of trade and industry, started to reclaim the swampy land of the Maremma, founded the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen to ward off the threat of the Barbary pirates and organized a Tuscan militia so as not to have to call in mercenary troops.
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 Cosimo de' Medici - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici (September 27, 1389 – August 1, 1464), was the first of the Medici political dynasty, rulers of Florence during most of the Italian Renaissance; also known as "Cosimo 'the Elder'" ("il Vecchio") and "Cosimo Pater Patriae."
In 1433 Cosimo was exiled from Florence by Rinaldo degli Albizzi, but public opinion soon changed, and he returned in 1434, to greatly influence the government of Florence and to lead by example for the rest of his long life.
Cosimo was also noted for his patronage of culture and the arts, liberally spending the family fortune (which his astute business sense considerably increased) to enrich Florence.
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Cosimo, the elder of Giovanni's two sons, consolidated the Cafaggiolo branch of the Medici family, whereas Lorenzo founded the Popolani line.
Cosimo's court was like that of his immediate successors a gathering of artists and scholars, whose works were among the most prized possessions of the family and the city - figures of stature of Donatello, Brunelleschi, Domenico Veneziano; or of Poliziano, Vespasiano da Bisticci, Platina, and Pico della Mirandola.
Cosimo's successor was Piero, later called Piero the Gouty, a shy reserved man given to study, meditation and the cultivation of beauty in its most intelligent forms.
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Cosimo de Medici, or Cosimo the Elder, was born in 1389.
Florence during Cosimo's early years was split between two factions - the faction of the upper class, captained by the Albizzi family, and the middle class, also supported by a few important families such as the Medici.
Cosimo purged the House of Medici and the city of Florence from the foreign entanglements, and from the interference of his ministers, two areas of control which had been strong since the Savanarolan era.
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 Medici
The Medici family was a powerful and influential Italian family who attained its greatest prominence in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Lorenzo de Medici (1449-1492), patriarch and ruler of Florence
+-Giovanno de Medici (1543-1562), bishop of Pisa and cardinal
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: House of Medici
A Florentine family, the members of which, having acquired great wealth as bankers, rose in a few generations to be first the unofficial rulers of the republic of Florence and afterwards the recognized sovereigns of Tuscany.
But in 1530, after the famous siege, the city was compelled to surrender to the imperial forces, and Charles V made Alessandro de' Medici, an illegitimate son of the younger Lorenzo, hereditary head of the Florentine government.
Cosimo's descendants reigned as Grand Dukes of Tuscany in an unbroken line until 1737, when, on the death of Gian Gastone de' Medici, their dominions passed to the House of Austria.
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 Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cosimo I de' Medici in Armour by Agnolo Bronzino.
Cosimo I de' Medici (June 12, 1519[1] – April 21, 1574) was the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, ruling from 1537 to 1574, during the waning days of the Renaissance.
Cosimo was born in Florence, the son of the famous condottiere Giovanni dalle Bande Nere from Forlì.
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 Cosimo-On-Demand | Print-On-Demand Publishing
Cosimo was inspired by Cosimo de Medici of the de Medici dynasty, who ignited the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history, the Renaissance.
Cosimo combines the quality focus of a traditional publisher with the flexibility and speed of a service provider.
Cosimo authors and organizations, as well as bookstores and libraries can purchase books based on their respective terms.
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 The Medici
Cosimo maintained the appearance of republican government, but he appointed his relatives and people he could control to important positions.
The Medici maintained control by exiling people who disagreed with them and encouraging other Italian cities to form alliances with Florence.
The best known of the Medicis was Cosimo’s grandson, Lorenzo, who was known as “Lorenzo the Magnificent.” Lorenzo was not only a shrewd banker and clever politician; he was also a scholar and a poet.
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 Florence Hotel:Three Star Hotel Accommodation in Florence,Italy
Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, in the heart of Florence...
Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, born from the fusion of Hotel Le Cascine with other spaces within the historical Palazzo Alinari, is an elegant three star hotel located in downtown Florence, just a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella central train station.
Hotel Cosimo de' Medici · Largo Fratelli Alinari, 15 · 50123 · Florence, Italy
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 Cosimo Books & Cosimo Classics -- Print-on-Demand Publisher
Cosimo is inspired by Cosimo de Medici, the first patriarch of the de Medici dynasty, who ignited the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history - the Renaissance.
Cosimo de Medici, the quintessential "Renaissance man", was a banker, political leader, scholar and patron of the arts.
This quest for enrichment is the foundation for Cosimo, an innovative publisher of books that inspire, inform and engage readers worldwide.
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 The Age of Cosimo de Medici (1973) - Channel 4 Film review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Originally made for television, Rossellini's trilogy about Florence during the Renaissance (comprising of The Exile of Cosimo de Medici, The Power of Cosimo de Medici and Leon Battista Alberti) is a complex and masterful history tackling everything from the arts to architecture, trade, commerce and the tax system.
Rossellini's assured and innovative style seems as fresh at the end of his career as it was at the beginning.
Taking the exile and eventual return of Cosimo as a starting point, this is ambitious film-making which may better be watched as the original TV three-parter rather than the feature film version.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=100244   (173 words)

  
 Cosimo il Vecchio by PONTORMO, Jacopo
The subject of this rewarding portrait is Cosimo il Vecchio, the founder of the Medici clan and the preeminent citizen of Florence during most of his explosive expansion in culture and finance in the fifteenth century.
It is, of course, a posthumous representation painted, according to Vasari, for Goro Gheri da Pistoia, secretary to the Medici.
It is based upon previous portraits, and particularly a medal, and is thus more a symbolic than a true physical likeness.
www.wga.hu /html/p/pontormo/1/06cosimo.html   (97 words)

  
 Età di Cosimo de Medici, L' (1973) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Età di Cosimo de Medici, L' (1973) (TV)
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 George Glazer Gallery - Portrait of Cosimo III De Medici   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
George Glazer Gallery - Portrait of Cosimo III De Medici
Fine portrait of Cosimo, the grand duke of Tuscany (1670–1723), son and successor to Ferdinand II de Medici.
He is shown in armor, set within an oval.
www.georgeglazer.com /prints/portraits/cosimomedici.html   (262 words)

  
 Bronzino-Cosimo I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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Cosimo I dei Medici (Florence 1519-1574) son of Maria Salviati and Giovanni dei Medici, called Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, was duke of Florence since 1537 and first Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1569 to his death.
In this portrait he is about 25 years old, wearing his glittering armour, that points out his political ability and his power as a ruler-commander who would have enlarged and fortified the Florentine State.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/his/CoreArt/art/bar_bronz_cosimo.html   (128 words)

  
 Medici Cosimo I de' - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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 Cast of The Age of Cosimo de Medici - Time Out Film
Cast of The Age of Cosimo de Medici - Time Out Film
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 Age of the Medici
A lyrical dramatization of the rise to social prominence of art patron and premier humanist Cosimo de Medici.
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