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Who was more power full than the family De Medici?
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How did the Medici family facilitate the Renaissance?
What did the Medici family do with their wealth?
What role did the Medici family play in encouraging trade and economic growth during the renaissance?
The Medici family was the wealthiest family in Florence. They developed their wealth through textile trade then helped to develop the economy by opening the Medici bank. The Medici bank used a credit/debit system that allowed more people to enter the merchant business and allowed for the post-plague economy to rebuild.
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Is the Medici family from Sicily?
If you are asking about the origin of the Medici Family, they are not from Sicily. During the Renaissance, the Medici bank had skyrocketed. Sicily unfortunately wasn't as wealthy as Florence, Italy (Medici is based in Florence.) Yes, they are known as "The Kings of Sicily" but rather less, if you had 100 florins in your pocket at the time, you were richer than more than a kilometer of Sicily.
What is the Medici family famous for?
The Medici Family made a fortune as wool and silk merchants and bankers. They built alliances with other wealthy families, acquired important positions in the Church, and married into Europe's royal families. By 1434, Cosimo de Medici was powerful enough to take over Florence. The Medici Family sponsord artists like Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and so many more.
What was the importance of cosimo de Medici?
Born from the great Medici banking family who held power in Florence, this chap (r. 1434-1464) was a powerful RCC banker during the Italian Renaissance. In essence, he is the king of Florence in everything but name, which allows him to remain behind the scenes and remain more low key. He has great financial power, but also perhaps other things such as influence.
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What inspired Michelangelo's sculpture the David?
Michelangelo was getting tired of the Medici Family so he carved David as a symbol of independence. The Medici family was considered the Goliath. This, however, backfired because David was so wonderful the Medicis wanted more and more art. Another answer: The gonfaloniere Piero Soderini commissioned michelangelo to sculpt David for the Florence Cathedral.
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Why was florence important in the Renaissance?
Florence is where the Renaissance started because of the Medici family, (who were the richest family in Florence) Under Cosimo de Medici, Florence prospered giving birth to literature, education, and more. Because of the prosperity, the Renaissance started. Florence was important because of it being a major trading city in Italy, and housing many important people such as Leonardo da Vinci. It was very popular and very well known. It still is today too.
Why did the Florentines drive the Medici family from the city in 1494?
Well you see there is a really good story behind that. For starters the Florentines were into swinging, so they thought if the drove the Medici family from the city they would be able to have sex with them. Also, the horses needed some more exercise so they thought it would be good for them to ride out of the city. 1494 was a period of witches and the Florentines suspected the Medici's to be witches so they had to get the, out of the city as quick as possible before they were turned into cabbages.