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The Medici Family of Florence, Italy

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What was Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici's nickname?

The Magnificent

What position did Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici's son, Giovanni, hold in the church?

Cardinal

Which Medici family member established the Medici Bank's headquarters in Florence in 1397?

Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici

Which Medici family member was exiled from Florence but later returned to rule again?

Cosimo de' Medici

Which Medici family member commissioned the establishment of the Medici Library, which was revolutionary for being available for public use?

Cosimo de' Medici

What was the primary source of the Medici family's power and influence?

Their wealth from banking and financial activities

How did the Medici family gain control over Florence?

By leveraging their wealth to influence and control those in power

What was the reaction of the people of Florence to the rise of the Medici family?

They received the Medici family well due to their benevolence and support

Which member of the Medici family started the Medici Bank in Florence?

Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici

How did Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici contribute to the Renaissance?

He supported and patronized artists like Donatello, making Florence a cultural center

What was the primary reason for the decline of the Medici family's power and influence?

A combination of declining resources, power, and trust from the people

How did the Medici family gain influence over the papacy?

All of the above

What role did Pope Leo X play in the onset of the Reformation?

He sold indulgences to raise funds for the Medici family

How did the Medici family's patronage of the arts influence the Renaissance?

All of the above

What was the primary reason for the Medici family's initial rise to power and influence?

Their success in business and state affairs

Learn about the wealthy and powerful Medici family, also known as the House of Medici, who played a significant role during the Renaissance in Florence, Italy. Discover how they rose to power through banking and gained influence through wealth and connections.

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