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Cosimo de’ Medici 

Cosimo de’ Medici, Lord of Florence, also known as Cosimo “the elder” de’ Medici OR Cosimo “il vechio” de’ Medici (1389 – 1464) is the son of Giovanni di Averardo de’ Medici. He was the greatest private patron of his time, who, motivated through ambition for his family, and perhaps through a desire to compensate the sin of lending, introduced …

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Giovanni di Averardo de’ Medici

Giovanni di Averardo de Medici also known as Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici (1360 – 1429) established the financial and political power of the Medici in Florence and was one of the richest bankers in Italy when he turned to public life in 1400. He was the Medici Bank‘ founder. In 1402, 1406 and 1422 he was appointed prior …

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