Tag: Giuliano De Medici
147 – The conpiracy of the crazies (1476 – 1478)
Things heat up as the animosity between the Medici and pope Sixtus IV leads to one of the most infamous conspiracies in history: the Pazzi conspiracy, set up to kill Giuliano and Lorenzo De Medici and overthrow the Signoria, the government of Florence.
146 – Lorenzo vs Sixtus and America’s beautiful cousin (1471 – 1476)
The rivalry between Lorenzo de Medici and pope Sixtus IV, Francesco della Rovere starts to heat up as they clash over lands and resources, reaching very dangerous levels. Meanwhile the Medici brothers find time for another great tournament and Giuliano finds love with the most beautiful woman in Florence, the “living Venus” Simonetta Vespucci, whose…
145 – Fleeting youth, Lorenzo de Medici’s early years (1468 – 1471)
Before the responsibility of government is handed over to him at his father’s death and before getting married the statesman, banker, lover of philosophy and poet Lorenzo De Medici takes a few last opportunities at carefree youth with a tournament and party that would never be forgot.
143 Cosimus Medices Pater Patriae (1429 – 1464)
We finally get into the Medici in style with the man who is considered the founder of the family’s great fortune and political dominance. We follow Cosimo de Medici as he slowly asserts his power over the Republic of Florence with careful internal and external political manoeuvring to form what some have called the “crypto-signoria”…