Cosimo the Elder

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

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Like Cosimo the elder and Lorenzo, the duke relied on expatriate Florentine merchants for information.
" Also called Cosimo the Elder, he was a vastly successful banker, who became the first Medici to actually rule Florence.
Perhaps a different approach, more mindful of sources of funding, legal aspects, etc., would have rendered a comparison between Lorenzo and Cosimo the Elder more plausible and profitable.
Florentine humanist scholars consulted and translated manuscripts of Pliny's Natural History and Dioscorides' Materia medica acquired by Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo the Magnificent.
Rejecting deterministic models, she argues that humanist praise of Cosimo the Elder was not mere adulation of a boss and patron by Medici clients and would-be clients but a way for patriotic republicans to restrain the ambition of the Medici by tying them to classical models.