Lorenzo de' Medici

      Painted Terra Cotta

      26" x 23"

      National Gallery of Art

      Washington D.C.

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Map of Northern Italian City States in 1454

Florence in the Fifteenth Century 1434-1494

The Medici Family
Cosimo 1434-1464
Piero 1464-1469
Lorenzo de' Medici, il Magnifico 1469-1492      Poem

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Portrait of Giovanna Tornaboni 1488, Tyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid

Spirit of the Age:  The Secular and Ecclesiastical Merged:  Politics Triumphs over Spirituality Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484)
Giuliano de' Medici

Pope Innocent VIII 1484-1492

Pazzi Conspiracy 1478 A view of the Medici Palazzo where the Medici family lived    

Sebastiano del Piombo (Sebastiano Luciani)  Pope Clement VII

The Authority of the Pope on the Eve of the Reformation

Giovanni (second son of Lorenzo de' Medici), made cardinal in 1489 at age 14, became Pope Leo X, 1513-1521

Giulio Giuliano (illegitimate son of Giuliano de' Medici) = Pope Clement VII, 1523-1534

The Building of a New Saint Peter's