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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