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Members of the House Of Medici

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List of the members of the House of Medici, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the House of Medici, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the House of Medici, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The House of Medici has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the House of Medici.

List family members include Pope Clement VII, Cosimo de' Medici and many more.

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  • Pope Clement VII
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    Pope Clement VII (Italian: Papa Clemente VII; Latin: Clemens VII) (26 May 1478 – 25 September 1534), born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 19 November 1523 to his death on 25 September 1534. “The most unfortunate of the Popes,” Clement VII’s reign was marked by a rapid succession of political, military, and religious struggles — many long in the making — which had far-reaching consequences for Christianity and world politics.Elected in 1523 at the end of the Italian Renaissance, Clement VII came to the papacy with a high reputation as a statesman, having served with distinction as chief advisor to both Pope Leo X (1513-1521)...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1478-1534)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
  • Lorenzo de' Medici
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    Lorenzo de' Medici (Italian pronunciation: [loˈrɛntso de ˈmɛːditʃi], 1 January 1449 – 8 April 1492) was an Italian statesman, de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy. Also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico [loˈrɛntso il maɲˈɲiːfiko]) by contemporary Florentines, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists and poets. As a patron, he is best known for his sponsorship of artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. He held the balance of power within the Italic League, an alliance of states that stabilized political conditions on the Italian peninsula for decades, and...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 43 (1449-1492)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe

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  • Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici
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    Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (c. 1360 – February 1429) was an Italian banker and founder of the Medici Bank. While other members of the Medici family, such as Chiarissimo di Giambuono de' Medici, who served in the Signoria of Florence in 1201, and Salvestro de' Medici, who was implicated in the Ciompi Revolt of 1378, are of historical interest, it was Giovanni's founding of the family bank that truly initiated the family's rise to power in Florence. He was the father of Cosimo de' Medici and Lorenzo de' Medici, and an ancestor of other notable Medici rulers. For example, he was the grandfather of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici; the great-grandfather of Lorenzo de' Medici (the Magnificent); and...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1360-1429)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
  • Pope Leo X
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    Pope Leo X (11 December 1475 – 1 December 1521), born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, was pope from 9 March 1513 to his death in 1521.Born into the prominent political and banking Medici family of Florence, Giovanni was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of the Florentine Republic, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489. Following the death of Pope Julius II, Giovanni was elected pope after securing the backing of the younger members of the Sacred College. Early on in his rule he oversaw the closing sessions of the Fifth Council of the Lateran, but struggled to implement the reforms agreed. In 1517 he led a costly war that succeeded in securing his nephew as Duke of Urbino,...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1475-1521)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy

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