65) On Ficino's relationship with Giovanni de' Medici
, see Marcel, 210, 481, n.
58) Ercole Gonzaga (1505-63), a future cardinal and de facto ruler of Mantua for a few years, and Giovanni de' Medici
(1475-1521), the future Leo X, are two examples.
15) In his Dialogo dell'imprese militari e amorose of 1551, (16) Paolo Giovio tells us that the device was adopted by Giovanni de' Medici
in 1512 on his return to Florence in token of his desire to be a mild ruler rather than a tyrant, quoting The Gospel according to Saint Matthew, Chapter XI, verse 30: 'My yoke is easy and my burden is light'--hence the motto suaviter that often accompanies it.
It may be helpful here to consider the issue as it relates to the production of another body of civically and politically inspired art, the ephemeral structures created for the Florentine entry of Giovanni de' Medici
as Pope Leo X.
He remained there when Giovanni de' Medici
became Pope Leo X in 1513, and taught rhetoric at the University of Rome.
70) Lucrezia Tornabuoni's laude are in this tradition, but in March 1445, not long after her marriage to Piero de' Medici in June 1444 we find Rosello Roselli suggesting to her brother-in-law, Giovanni de' Medici
, that a certain ser Francesco teach her a piece of secular(?
When Giovanni de' Medici
(whom Bolzanio had taught Greek) became Pope Leo X, Pierio had found his patron.
Among these are two major narrative segments (the tale of Rodomonte's devastating, Turnus-like foray into Paris and the story of Grifone's ill-fated love for Orrigille and its unhappy denouement at the tournament of Norandino); the semi-autonomous episode of Norandino, Lucina, and the Orco; a moralizing proem on the plight of Italy subjected to tyrants and scourged by foreign invaders; and a digressive authorial apostrophe to the Christian European princes, concluding with Giovanni de' Medici
, that is, Pope Leo X.
In late November of 1526, Giovanni de' Medici
, Clement VII's cousin and commander of the famous "Black Bands," died of wounds from a battle in which he was trying to stop the Landsknechts and Spaniards from joining forces near the Po.
He said that the place from which emerged the famous champion Giovanni de' Medici
, father of the great Cosimo who, having been the most fortunate founder of the most florid Tuscan monarchy, from which Italy now receives splendor and singular ornament, for all the centuries to come, was highly worthy of being seen by all and merited glorious, immortal fame.