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date: 10 August 2020

Medici, Lorenzo de (known as ‘Lorenzo the Magnificent’) (1449–92) 

Source:
A Dictionary of World History
Author(s):
Anne KerrAnne Kerr, Edmund WrightEdmund Wright

Aged 20 he became joint ruler of Florence with his brother Giuliano. In 1478 the brothers were the targets of a plot organized by the rival Pazzi family and the pope: Giuliano was killed but Lorenzo survived. His main concern was the promotion of his family, and he was rewarded by seeing his second son become Pope Leo X. He was a collector of antiquities and was Michelangelo’s first patron.... ...

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