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 Lorenzo de Medici II

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Lorenzo de Medici II Famous memorial

Birth
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Death
4 May 1519 (aged 26)
Careggi, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Burial
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Memorial ID
91925610 View Source

Italian Nobility. Known for his belonging to the influential Medici family, for being grandson of Lorenzo known as the Magnificent and father of the Queen of France Catherine, he was Lord of Florence and Duke of Urbino from 1516 to 1519. In the period before his government the influence of the his family had significantly decreased, and yet, thanks to the political and military support of the Pontifical State and more precisely of the Popes Julius II and Leo X, he regained the dominion of the Tuscan Republic and the Umbrian Duchy. His tomb is considered one of Michelangelo Buonarroti's sculptural masterpieces, and his name served as inspiration for Machiavelli's essay, "the Prince."

Italian Nobility. Known for his belonging to the influential Medici family, for being grandson of Lorenzo known as the Magnificent and father of the Queen of France Catherine, he was Lord of Florence and Duke of Urbino from 1516 to 1519. In the period before his government the influence of the his family had significantly decreased, and yet, thanks to the political and military support of the Pontifical State and more precisely of the Popes Julius II and Leo X, he regained the dominion of the Tuscan Republic and the Umbrian Duchy. His tomb is considered one of Michelangelo Buonarroti's sculptural masterpieces, and his name served as inspiration for Machiavelli's essay, "the Prince."

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
  • Added: 14 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 91925610
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91925610/lorenzo-de_medici: accessed ), memorial page for Lorenzo de Medici II (12 Sep 1492–4 May 1519), Find a Grave Memorial ID 91925610, citing Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy; Maintained by Find a Grave .