Tag: Lorenzo De Medici
152 – Duke Francesco Sforza and his sex-crazed son (1450 – 1568)
Shortly after becoming duke, Francesco Sforza has to deal with a war against Venice, but then the peace of Lodi and the Italic league allow him some time to consolidate his power and start building projects in Milan, as well as chase after women, ending his life with a total of 35 children, only 8…
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.
144 – A sickly father, a magnificent mother amd balls (1464 – 1468)
Piero De Medici takes over the shadow government of Florence at the death of his father, Cosimo, and with the help of his wife and son manages to hold the reigns, overcome a plot on his life and a war with a rather interesting character, Bartolomeo Colleoni.
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”…