Lorenzo the Magnificent,and Florence in her golden age

by E. L. S. Horsbrugh

Publisher: Methuen in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 488 Downloads: 109
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  • Medici, Lorenzo de", -- 1449-1492.

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First edition 1908.

Statementby E.L.S. Horsburgh.
The Physical Object
Paginationix,488p. :
Number of Pages488
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13906914M

The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici () lived during her city's golden age. Wife of Piero de' Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Tornabuoni exerted considerable influence on Florence's political and social affairs. She was also, as this volume illustrates, a gifted and prolific poet. He was the son of Piero I de Medici. (1) He married Clara Orsini, daughter of James Orsini, on 20 December He died on 8 April at age Lorenzo I de Medici also went by the nick-name of Lorenzo 'the Magnificent'. (2) He held the office of Governor of Florence in (2) Children of Lorenzo I de Medici and Clara Orsini Lorenzo il Magnifico e il suo tempo by Ingeborg Walter — not in English Common Knowledge: Lorenzo the Magnificent by David Loth: Lorenzo the Magnificent by Hugh Ross Williamson: Lorenzo the Magnificent and Florence in Her Golden Age by E. L. S. Horsburgh: Lorenzo the Magnificent: Culture and Politics by Michael Mallett: Luca Signorelli by.   Lorenzo the Magnificent is the most famous of the members of the Medici family. He ruled Florence for 23 years that are remembered as the golden age of the Renaissance. Artists like Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci owe their careers to Lorenzo, who also helped Michelangelo to move his first steps in the world of sculpture.

What really marked Florence was her humanism. Perhaps not that dramatic, but the humanist's war of words lead to actual sword play. Florence's very chancellor, Leonardo Bruni, perhaps the most famous man in Italy (certainly the most read humanist of his time), is completely absent, with Guadagni apparently performing his functions.   His death marked the end of a Golden Age. Motto: “Whoever wants to be happy, let him be so; of tomorrow there is no knowing.” Guliano de’ Medici () Co-ruler and little brother to Lorenzo the Magnificent, Guiliano’s life is cut short after suffering 19 stab wounds in an assassination inside the Duomo at age Lorenzo de' Medici (Italian pronunciation: [loˈrɛntso de ˈmɛːditʃi], 1 January – 9 April ) was an Italian statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic, who was one of the most powerful and enthusiastic patrons of the Renaissance. Also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico [loˈrɛntso il maɲˈɲiːfiko]) by contemporary Florentines, he was a. Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy in Little is known about his childhood except that he was the son of a lawyer and read widely in the Latin and Italian classics. Machiavelli lived during the "Golden Age" of Lorenzo de Medici 's, (or, as he is commonly known, "Lorenzo the Magnificent") rule of the state of Florence.

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Publication date Pages: Lorenzo the Magnificent, and Florence in her golden age. New York: Putnam, (OCoLC) Named Person: Lorenzo de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Lorenzo the Magnificent,and Florence in her golden age book All Authors / Contributors: E L S Horsburgh.

Magnifico is a vividly colorful portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici, the uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age. A true "Renaissance man," Lorenzo dazzled contemporaries with his prodigious talents and magnetic personality.

Known to history as Il Magnifico (the Magnificent), Lorenzo was not only the foremost patron of his day but also a renowned poet, equally adept4/5. Magnifico is a vividly colorful portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici, the uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age. A true "Renaissance man," Lorenzo dazzled contemporaries with his prodigious talents and magnetic personality.

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Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link) http. Following the death of Cosimo de Medici, young Lorenzo de Medici was sent on a tour of Italy, by Angus McBride.

The word ‘Renaissance’ (meaning ‘rebirth’) is applied to various phases of artistic and intellectual activity from medieval times to the present day. For instance, we speak of a renaissance having taken place at the time when Charlemagne was Emperor in the 9th century; and of the ’12. Florence in the Golden Age Aug Renaissance - Lorenzo de’ Medici was far from handsome.

His skin was sallow, his eyes had a short-sighted squint and his nose was flat and wide. His voice was high and thin. Get this from a library. Lorenzo the Magnificent: and Florence in her golden age. [Edward Lee Stuart Horsburgh]. Among all of the Medicis, its most famous member ruled during the Golden Age of Florence at the apex of the Renaissance’s artistic achievements.

Lorenzo de Medici, commonly referred to as Lorenzo the Magnificent, was groomed both intellectually and politically to rule Venice, and he took the reins of power at just 20 years old. The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici () lived during her city's golden age.

Wife of Piero de' Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, 5/5(1). LORENZO THE MAGNIFICENT - The Golden Age –92 - THE FLORENTINE RENAISSANCE – LORENZO THE MAGNIFICENT.

and to nip every casus belli in the bud. 8 In that happy decade (–90) Florence reached the apogee of her glory in politics. Magnifico is a vividly colorful portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici, the uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age.

A true "Renaissance man," Lorenzo dazzled contemporaries with his prodigious talents and magnetic personality. Known to history as Il Magnifico (the Magnificent), Lorenzo was not only the foremost patron of his day but also a renowned poet, equally adept at composing.

Miles J. Unger, Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici (Simon and Schuster ) is a vividly colorful biography of this true "renaissance man", the uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age.

The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de’ Medici () lived during her city’s golden age.

Wife of Piero de’ Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Tornabuoni exerted considerable influence on Florence’s political and social affairs.

She was also, as this volume illustrates, a gifted and prolific poet. This is the first major collection in any language of her extensive. Magnifico is a vividly colorful portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici, the uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age.

A true "Renaissance man," Lorenzo dazzled contemporaries with his prodigious talents and magnetic personality. Known to history as Il Magnifico (the Magnificent), Lorenzo was not only the foremost patron of his day but also a renowned poet, equally adept at composing.

The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici () lived during her city’s golden age.

Wife of Piero de' Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Tornabuoni exerted considerable influence on Florence’s political and social affairs. She was also, as this volume illustrates, a gifted and prolific poet.

Eighteen knights in full regalia paraded past the Queen of the Tournament, but none so magnificent as Lorenzo himself. And though he had been unseated by one of his opponents, Lorenzo took first prize.

The people of Florence were appeased and Lorenzo was happy, even though the affair cost 2, more florins than the dowry he would receive.

The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici () lived during her city's golden age. Wife of Piero de' Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent. The historical reality is that it is easy to see the promise of a golden age when the golden age is no more.

Florence, and all of Italy, would be thrown into war when Lorenzo's son Piero was unable to fill his shoes following his untimely death in Magnificence in hindsight may become clearer after season three.

In conclusion, the era under Lorenzo the Magnificent was a Golden Age, as it was remembered as a time of peace, prosperity and outstanding artistic achievement.

Known as Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico) by contemporary Florentines, he was a diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets.

His life coincided with the high point of the early Italian Renaissance; his death marked the end of the Golden Age of Florence.

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Chief in that stellar group was Lorenzo the Magnificent, head of the Medici banking family and unofficial head of the government of Florence.

He was also an enthusiastic patron of scholars, artists, architects and musicians. When Michelangelo was a boy, Lorenzo recognised his genius, and supported him financially for four years.

Botticelli: From Lorenzo the Magnificent to Savonarola is at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, until February Details: 00 33 1 42 34 28 Details: 00 33 1 42 34 28 Topics. His son, Lorenzo, styled “the Magnificent,” stopped pretending almost entirely, and his home became the effective seat of government.

Advertisement Lorenzo presided over Florence’s golden age. horsburgh, Lorenzo the Magnificent and Florence in her Golden Age (London ). spini, Cosimo I de' Medici e la indipendenza del principato mediceo (Florence ). Lorenzo came to power at only 20 years of age, after the death of his uncle.

There was actually an age requirement of 45 years at the time, but the statesman of Florence felt Lorenzo was ready. Moreso, they felt a smooth transition of power was necessary to keep chaos from raining down on the city.

Factinate Video of the Day. Lorenzo de’ Medici, also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, was an Italian politician, statesman, diplomat, banker and de facto ruler of the Republic of Florence.

Considered to be one of the most influential patrons of artists, poets, and scholars during the Italian Renaissance, he ushered in the Golden Age of Florence and funded many public.Lorenzo presided over the last period of peace and prosperity in Florence before the deluge of foreign invasion that followed soon on his death.

It was this Florence (which historians would call the Golden Age) that shaped Machiavelli’s early life. Some of the critical events of .In the first great historian of the Italian Renaissance, Jacob Burckhardt, called the period the “golden age of bastards” and the “age of golden bastards.” 11 Powerful men routinely took many mistresses and fathered many children with them, not a few of whom went on to brilliant careers.

Federigo da Montefeltro, Sigismondo Malatesta, Lionello d’Este—all were bastard children.