Benozzo Gozzoli - detail, head of Giovanni di Piero de' Medici, detto il gottoso
Benozzo Gozzoli [~1420-1497] Adoration of the magi (1459) Firenze Palazzo Medici-Riccardo private chapel
File:Portrait of Giulio de Medici (1478 - 1534) Pope Clement VII.jpg
:Portrait of Giulio de Medici (1478 - 1534) Pope Clement VII. Cousin of Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, son of Giuliano de' Medici who was the brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Elected to the Papacy, becoming Pope Clement VII.
Lorenzo de' Medici, head of the family that dominated Florence, survived a 1478 assassination plot that took the life of his younger brother Giuliano. To commemorate these events and offer public thanksgiving for his salvation, wax statues of Lorenzo were placed in several churches—one version dressed in the very garments Lorenzo was wearing on the day he was attacked.
Granduchesse e Principesse di Toscana: vita e morte alla corte dei Medici - page 2
Il libro mi attira, avevo letto la trama su un giornale.. c'è molta pubblicità a riguardo, penso proprio di prenderlo
Poem by Lorenzo de' Medici: "Quant'è bella giovinezza, Che si fugge tuttavia. Chi vuol esser lieto, sia; Di doman non c'è certezza." (in English:) "How beautiful is youth, Which yet flies quickly away. Who has a mind to be joyous, let him be so; For of to-morrow there is no certainty."
The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance 2/4 BG sub
From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity a...