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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Medici

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An illustrious family who attained sovereign power in Florence in the 15th century, the most celebrated members of which were:

urnamed the "Father of his Country," was exiled for ten years but recalled, and had afterwards a peaceful and prosperous reign; was a student of philosophy, and much interested in literature (1389-1464).

he Magnificent, did much to demoralise Florence, but patronised literature and the arts (1448-1492). Other celebrated members of the family were Popes Leo X. , Clement VII. , and Catherine and Mary de Medici (q. v .).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Medici'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/medici.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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