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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 6,042,776 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Lorenzo de' Medici is the 124th most popular politician (down from 66th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Italy (down from 31st in 2019) and the 11th 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 124 out of 15,577Before him are Cyrus the Great, Mustafa I, Murad I, Bayezid I, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Amenhotep III. After him are Xerxes I, Claudius, Mark Antony, Narendra Modi, Bayezid II, and Kim Jong-il.

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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, Bona of Savoy, Mandukhai, Sidonie of Poděbrady, Catherine of Poděbrady, and Margaret of Thuringia. Among people deceased in 1492, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent VIII, Piero della Francesca, Elizabeth Woodville, Casimir IV Jagiellon, Jami, Gülbahar Hatun, Beatrice of Silva, Antoine Busnois, Jaume Huguet, and Sonni Ali.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 45 out of 4,668Before him are Tiberius (-42), Saint Lucy (283), Maria Montessori (1870), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope John XXIII (1881), and Gioachino Rossini (1792). After him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Mark Antony (-83), Ötzi (-3345), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Gregory I (540), and Zeno of Elea (-490).


Among politicians born in Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici ranks 11Before him are Commodus (161), Nero (37), Marcus Aurelius (121), Caligula (12), Pontius Pilate (-12), and Tiberius (-42). After him are Mark Antony (-83), Vespasian (9), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Titus (41), and Brutus the Younger (-85).