Republic of Florence Essays

  • Contributions Of Lorenzo De Renaissance

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    Lorenzo de’ Medici was the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of the Renaissance. He was an italian statesman and a ruler of Florentine Republic. Throughout his lifetime he ruled most of Florence with his younger brother Giuliano from 1469-1478. Lorenzo De’ Medici was born on January 1st,1449 in Florence, Italy. He grew up to be average height and he had short legs. He had dark hair but his brother was described as handsome and outgoing, however Lorenzo was so full of dignity that no one

  • Medici's Participation In The Renaissance

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    portion of the population was gone, there was a crop increase which lead to lower prices and henceforth more excess wealth. With new found wealth allowed citizens at patronize art. Among the largest of these art patrons were the Medici family family of Florence. The Medici’s were a powerful and politically involved family of extreme wealth. The family used their political and finical power to fund art through Italy. They held this power for the majority of the time from the 13th century until the 18th

  • Lorenzo De Medici Analysis

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    Some men are just “normal”, not looking for power and wanting to live a normal life. That wasn’t Lorenzo de’ Medici, this was not a man that wanted little from the world, this was the real Don Corleone. He didn’t need to ask, he could just take. He was someone to be feared and even his enemies would not move against him and hope to live and those that did move against them would fail to eliminate him, neither the Pazzi’s or Ferdinand I had the ability to defeat him. He while he was a sort of Stateman

  • Machiavelli The Prince

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    Niccolò Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy, on May 3 1469. In order to fully understand Machiavelli, one needs to understand he was born during a time of upheaval and social unrest. His father was a lawyer, and he received extensive education as a child. During this time, the Medici family, who ruled Florence at that time and many more centuries to come, temporary fell and lost political power. Machiavelli became a diplomat for the Republic of Florence while the Medici family was exiled. The

  • The Medici Family In Italy

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    House of Medici, emigrated to Florence from the Tuscan highland amid the 12th century. Through banking and trade, the Medici family came to be as one of, if not the most opulent families in Italy. Nonetheless, it wasn 't until the 13th-15th century that the Medici initiated converting their riches into political capital, making them the informal, yet undisputed, leaders of Florence. The family 's engrossment and advocacy in creative arts and humanities made Florence into the backbone of the Renaissance

  • Niccolo Machiavelli Summary

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    Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) Niccolò Machiavelli was a late 15th century adviser and political theorist who was born on May 3, 1946 in Florence, Italy to parents who were members of the old Florentine nobility. His father was a reputable lawyer, and so he received a formal education. Later on, he entered public service and worked under the Republic of Florence for fourteen years. When the Medici returned, Machiavelli lost his job, upon which began the period of his literary activity. He died at

  • Humanism In The 13th Penny

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    In the 12th penny. a rediscovery of Greek and Roman writing happened crosswise over Europe that in the end prompted the improvement of the humanist development in the 14th penny. Notwithstanding underlining Greek and Latin grant, humanists accepted that every individual had criticalness inside of society. The development of an enthusiasm for humanism prompted the adjustments in expressions of the human experience and sciences that shape normal originations of the Renaissance. The 14th penny. through

  • Niccole Machiavelli's The Prince

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    the major Italian city-state, the republic of Florence, had established ties as an alliance with the French.

  • The Origin of Humanism during Renaissance

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    Artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Albrecht Durer were all sponsored by patrons who developed their skills and talents. Michelangelo created the powerful sculpture of David (1504) in Florence. “Michelangelo’s work represents the epitome of art during the renaissance, a time of cultural rebirth” It symbolises the power of the individual and the power of the state at the time. A powerful patron that was Pope Julius 2nd commissioned Michelangelo

  • Michelangelo And The Italian Renaissance

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    Michelangelo is a amazing artist from the renaissance in florence italy around the 1500’s.He was a world-renowned sculptor, painter, architect and….poet? Soon after Michelangelo 's move to Rome in 1498, the cardinal Jean Bilhères de Lagraulas, a representative of the French King Charles VIII to the pope, commissioned "Pieta," a sculpture of Mary holding the dead Jesus across her lap[]. Despite being in the employ of the Medici Pope Clement VII, Michelangelo backed the republican

  • Niccolo Machiavelli's Influence On The Enlightenment

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    Machiavelli was a diplomat for 14 years in Italy’s Florence Republic during the Medici family’s exile. Florence had been under a republican government since 1494 when the leading Medici family and its supporters had been driven from power. During this time, Machiavelli thrived under the patronage of the Florentine ‘gonfaloniers’ chief administrator for life, Piero Soderini. In 1512, however, with the assistance of Spanish troops, the Medici defeated the republic 's armed forces and dissolved the government

  • Adoration Of The Magi Analysis

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    During the Renaissance in Florence, Italy, it was very common for artists to produce magnificent works of religious art. Unlike most art made today, wealthy patrons deliberately commissioned these pieces with a political agenda in mind. Commissions promoted the prestige of the patron and were a tool of diplomacy. Furthermore, the cultural and historical context in which art was produced can shape and impact the style and overall approach to the painting. These outside forces, aside from the

  • Renaissance in Europe

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    country as it is today. Instead, it was a collection of city states, or large, self-governing cites and their surrounding communities and farms” (331) Italian city states conducted their own trade, collected their own taxes , some, like Florence, were republics that were governed by

  • Descriptive Essay On Leonardo Da Vinci

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    Leonardo da Vinci was a talented scientist, inventor, painter of the Renaissance europe. Modern scholars referred to him as "the most perfect representative of the Renaissance", is unique in the history of mankind all rounder, his greatest achievement is his masterpiece of painting, "Monalisa", "the last supper", "virgin of the rocks" and other works, reflects his superb artistic attainments. He believes that the most beautiful object of nature is the human body, the human body is a wonderful work

  • Raphael And Michelangelo: The Humanist Movement In Italy

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    With commissioned restoration projects different artists were brought from other areas of Italy, especially Florence. Two of these artists were Raphael and Michelangelo (Hibbert 143). Raphael first learned to paint from his father, and then later apprenticed under Perugino. He was known for his power to learn from everyone and absorb styles he studied. Raphael

  • How Did Galileo Influence The Renaissance

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    Shakespeare was born and the year in which Michelangelo and Calvin died. Galileo had 5 siblings in total with him of course being the first, but sadly had lost one of his sisters in 1578. He lived in Pisa with his family for some time before they moved to Florence in 1574. Galileo and his family were not so rich whatsoever, even though they had belonged to the nobility. Throughout his time in Pisa, he really matriculated as a student at the University of Pisa being so passionate in the arts. Unfortunately

  • Ospedale Degli Innocenti

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    was considered an architectural and humanistic milestone. The building was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, which he commissioned in 1419. This building was constructed and managed by the silk merchants of the Guild of Florence. One of the duties provided by the Guilds of Florence was to not only provide cloth, but to fulfill philanthropic duties throughout the city. Their intentions for the construction of this building was more than just a safe haven for orphans. “The establishment of charity on

  • Architecture In Italian Renaissance

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    Renaissance: This term refers to a period in Italian history, initially considered to have begun in the late 13th Century, where the styles of art and architecture began a transformation from the earlier Gothic or Middle Ages style of architecture, dominated by France, to a more classical representation of the early style or Greco-Roman influences. One of the most prominent examples of the transformations taking place during the Renaissance can be seen in the Nicola Pisano, pulpit of the baptistry

  • Leonardo Bruni Florentine

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    was a Florentine humanist, and contributed to Florence flourishing during the Renaissance. So many of the great Italian Renaissance figures where from Florence, including Petrarch, Bruni, and Machiavelli. Also many of the famous Renaissance artists were from Florence including, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli. This shows how much of an epicenter Florence was for the Renaissance. I though it was interesting how the fall of the Florentine Republic which is in 1530, according to our notes, corresponds

  • Machiavelli Vs Hobbes Analysis

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    chaos. Machiavelli 's The Prince approaches this issue from a practical worldview, as Machiavelli was a seasoned politician in the city-state of Florence and authored his work so rulers can retain their power in society. He uses his personal experiences in politics in order to convey that people are flawed in their thinking and "for many have pictured republics and principalities which in fact have never been known or seen, because how one lives is so far distant from how one ought to live" (Machiavelli