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Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici

1360 - 1429

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Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (c. 1360 – February 1429) was an Italian banker and founder of the Medici Bank. While other members of the Medici family, such as Chiarissimo di Giambuono de' Medici, who served in the Signoria of Florence in 1201, and Salvestro de' Medici, who was implicated in the Ciompi Revolt of 1378, are of historical interest, it was Giovanni's founding of the family bank that truly initiated the family's rise to power in Florence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici has received more than 1,271,440 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici is the 114th most popular nobleman (up from 135th in 2019), the 685th most popular biography from Italy (up from 774th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Nobleman.

Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici is most famous for founding the Medici Bank, which was one of the largest and most successful banks in Europe during the 15th century.

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Among NOBLEMEN

Among noblemen, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici ranks 114 out of 842Before him are Pyotr Wrangel, Cleopatra of Macedon, Élisabeth of France, Albert, Duke of Prussia, Princess Margaret of Connaught, and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Felipe VI of Spain, Haakon VI of Norway, Robert Curthose, Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, Mariana of Austria, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1360, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici ranks 4Before him are Yongle Emperor, Andrei Rublev, and Jan Žižka. After him are Philippa of Lancaster, Ulrich von Jungingen, Klaus Störtebeker, Cennino Cennini, Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy, Nuno Álvares Pereira, Joseph II of Constantinople, and Caterina Visconti. Among people deceased in 1429, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici ranks 2Before him is Jamshīd al-Kāshī. After him are Cymburgis of Masovia, Jean Gerson, Alexios IV of Trebizond, Margaret of Prades, and Carlo I Tocco.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici ranks 685 out of 4,668Before him are Margherita of Savoy (1851), Marcus Furius Camillus (-446), Britannicus (41), William II of Sicily (1153), John of Capistrano (1386), and Virna Lisi (1936). After him are Andrew III of Hungary (1265), Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), Michelozzo (1396), Pope Boniface II (470), Pisanello (1395), and Quintus Sertorius (-126).

Among NOBLEMEN In Italy

Among noblemen born in Italy, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici ranks 13Before him are Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541), Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Piero the Unfortunate (1472), Gaius Caesar (-20), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), and Joanna I of Naples (1326). After him are Maria Goretti (1890), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590), Isabella d'Este (1474), Beatrice d'Este (1475), and Maximilian Sforza (1493).