Medici: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (med'i-chē'dē-chē), [key]
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  2. or(“the Elder”), 1389–1464, Italian banker, statesman, and patron of art and literature.
  3. or(“the Great”), 1519–74, duke of Florence and first grand duke of Tuscany.
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  6. (“Lorenzo the Magnificent”), 1449–92, poet and patron of the arts and literature: ruler of Florence 1478–92 (father of Leo X).
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