Lorenzo de' Medici

1449 - 1492

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Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici (Italian: [loˈrɛntso de ˈmɛːditʃi]; 1 January 1449 – 8 April 1492) was an Italian statesman, banker, de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy. Also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico [loˈrɛntso il maɲˈɲiːfiko]) by contemporary Florentines, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. As a patron, he is best known for his sponsorship of artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lorenzo de' Medici has received more than 5,317,337 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Lorenzo de' Medici is the 66th most popular politician (up from 88th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Italy (up from 36th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Italian Politician.

Lorenzo de' Medici is most famous for being the ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was a patron of the arts and helped bring the Renaissance to Florence.

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Among politicians, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 66 out of 15,710Before him are Diocletian, Pontius Pilate, Hurrem Sultan, Benjamin Franklin, Kim Il-sung, and Nebuchadnezzar II. After him are Francisco Franco, Ronald Reagan, Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and Nikita Khrushchev.

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Among people born in 1449, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 1After him are Aldus Manutius, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Axayacatl, and Bona of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1492, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 1After him are Piero della Francesca, Pope Innocent VIII, Elizabeth Woodville, Jami, Casimir IV Jagiellon, Gülbahar Hatun, Antoine Busnois, Jaume Huguet, and Sonni Ali.

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Among people born in Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 31 out of 4,088Before him are Amerigo Vespucci (1454), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Caligula (12), Ovid (-43), Sandro Botticelli (1445), and Pontius Pilate (-12). After him are Horace (-65), Alessandro Volta (1745), Donatello (1386), Niccolò Paganini (1782), Ennio Morricone (1928), and Tiberius (-42).


Among politicians born in Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 10Before him are Cicero (-106), Commodus (161), Nero (37), Marcus Aurelius (121), Caligula (12), and Pontius Pilate (-12). After him are Tiberius (-42), Mark Antony (-83), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Vespasian (9), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Titus (41).