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Lorenzo de Medici
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Definition de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic during its golden age (1449-1492)
  • Lorenzo de Medici helped negotiate peace amongst the Italian states.
  • You are Lorenzo de Medici, are you not?
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Have you ever heard of Lorenzo de Medici?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • It was Raphael, however, who made them famous, in his painting of Pope Leo the Tenth, the four-eyed son of Lorenzo de Medici, the one who expelled Martin Luther.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Endless monuments and sculptures, the history of the Medici family, masterpieces by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, the Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • Oh, Lord, what a pleasure it used to be to dream I might be a really great dictator or writer or religious or political leader—and now even a Leonardo da Vinci or Lorenzo de Medici couldn't be a real old-fashioned bolt in the world.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • "Excuse me," said Charles, "but Lorenzo de Medici died in 1492."
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons

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