Who was the first member of the Medici family?
Giovanni de medici was the first family member
The Medici were a powerful family that ruled Florence for over 100 years. They supported some of the greatest artists of the renaissance, such as Donatello and Michelangelo. The Medici started out as a merchant family, but eventually their business, influences and friends made them the richest family in Florence and they eventually took power. Cosimo De Medici was the first Medici who ruled Florence, he was the patron of Filippo Brunelleschi, the person who…
How do you think lorenzo de medici and his family could rule florence being born to the position not elected to it?
A: Giovanni de Medici, who became Pope Leo X in 1513, was an immensely wealthy member of the Medici family that had effectively ruled Florence for generations. He was the son of Lorenzo "The Magnificent" de Medici, and the great-grandson of Cosimo de Medici. His older brother Piero "The Unfortunate" died in exile at a relatively young age. To become pope, Giovanni gave up the lordship of Florence, but ensured that the rule passed to…
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.