Lorenzo de' Medici

1449 - 1492

Lorenzo de' Medici

Lorenzo de' Medici (Italian pronunciation: [loˈrɛntso de ˈmɛːditʃi], 1 January 1449 – 8 April 1492) was an Italian statesman, 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 3,967,033 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 89th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 88 out of 14,801Before him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Heinrich Himmler, Louis XV of France, Ahmed I, Henry IV of France, and Philip II of Macedon. After him are Murad IV, Hadrian, Mary I of England, Ashoka, Yasser Arafat, and Darius the Great.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 36 out of 3,282Before him are Pontius Pilate (-12), Horace (-65), Titian (1488), Niccolò Paganini (1782), Alessandro Volta (1745), and Donatello (1386). After him are Giacomo Puccini (1858), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Tiberius (-42), Pope John XXIII (1881), Florence Nightingale (1820), and Giacomo Casanova (1725).


Among politicians born in Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 10Before him are Cicero (-106), Nero (37), Commodus (161), Caligula (12), Marcus Aurelius (121), and Pontius Pilate (-12). After him are Tiberius (-42), Vespasian (9), Mark Antony (-83), Pompey (-106), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194).

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