Lorenzo de’ Medici was one of the most powerful and enthusiastic patrons of the Renaissance. Also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. This presentation will cover the amazing life of this multi-talented Medici, his influence on the art and culture of his time, and the attempted murder of his life.
The Medici family, also known as the House of Medici, first attained wealth and political power in Florence in the 13th century through banking and commerce. They became one of the wealthiest families in Italy, but it wasn’t until the 15th century that the Medici’s began turning their wealth into political capital, making themselves the unofficial, yet undisputed, rulers of Florence from 1434 to 1737. The family’s support of the arts and sciences made Florence the cradle of the Renaissance.
Presented by Toni McKeen.
Must register in advance and prepay. Members $20; Non-Members $25