Cosimo the Elder

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Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464)

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19) The dancers were more varied in age than seems to have been the case in the Mercato Nuovo: Lucrezia Tornabuoni, wife of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, one of her daughters, probably the elder, Bianca, then aged not quite fourteen, the latter's aunt, Ginevra di Niccolo Alessandri, wife of Giovanni di Cosimo, Laudomia di Jacopo Acciaiuoli, wife of Pierfrancesco di Lorenzo de' Medici, and "a young woman of the Strozzi family who, if she is not the most beautiful in the city, is at least surpassed by very few" (una giovane di Strozi, quale se non la piu bella di questa cita, almancho e avanzata da puoche, Buser, 348).
3) Cosimo de' Medici founded the Medici dynasty which sponsored artists and scientists such as Leanardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei
He meant, of course, the rise of the 'principate' of Cosimo de' Medici, leading from the proud republicanism of Europe's pre-eminent city-state to a thoroughly dynastic alternative.
Whatever the case, in a diplomatic visit to Florence in July 1543, Cosimo de' Medici hired Belluzzi, in the words of Lamberini, as a "military architect, indulging the ambition of this gentleman inclined towards fortifications, to undertake the enobling (nobilitante) profession of arms" (46).
Macey writes that "in 1537 Cosimo de' Medici entered the scene as the first duke of Tuscany" (p.
is a study in topophilia, or geopiety in the words of its author Amanda Lillie, whose research confirms why Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici built his villa on the steepest, most inaccessible part of a hill in Fiesole.
Whereas Cosimo de' Medici was praised in contemporary texts as a paradigm of 'modern' magnificence, Nero served as a 'counter-exemplar' to those who abused their position.
6) Lorenzo's grandfather Cosimo de' Medici (1389-1464) was also eulogized as magnificent, and was referred to as such in many of the thousands of letters he received proffering allegiance or requesting favors.
One way to get at this might be to compare two translations of the same Life--perhaps the Themistocles of Guarino translated for a Venetian admiral in 1417 with that of Lapo da Castiglionchio translated for Cosimo de' Medici in the 1430s, or the translations of Timoleon by Antonio Pacini, Andrea Biglia, and Giovanni Aurispa.
In Chapter 2, Galucci paints a portrait of a man who was fiercely anti-authoritarian, as evidenced most especially by his transgressions against the injunctions set forth by Cosimo de' Medici, a man whom Cellini viewed as a tyrant who wanted to exert power and control over the "cultural" and "legal" bodies of his subjects.
When Francesco Filelfo arrived in Florence in 1429 as a well-paid teacher at the Florentine studio, he did so under the auspices of several of the leading patrons of the Florentine Republic, including both Palla Strozzi (1372-1462) and Cosimo de' Medici (1389-1464).
Duke Cosimo de' Medici is also occasionally portrayed in a negative light.
Ficino started writing them to explain nine of the ten dialogues that he translated for his dying patron, Cosimo de' Medici (d.
45) It may be worth adding here that when in the mid-Quattrocento Piero di Cosimo de' Medici assumed patronage of the reliquary chapel and the tabernacle over the miracle-working image of the Annunciation on the retrofacade of SS.