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Lorenzo the Magnificent   /lərˈɛnzoʊ ðə mægnˈɪfəsənt/   Listen
Lorenzo the Magnificent

Italian statesman and scholar who supported many artists and humanists including Michelangelo and Leonardo and Botticelli (1449-1492).  Synonym: Lorenzo de'Medici.

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"Lorenzo the Magnificent" Quotes from Famous Books

... In the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent there was a great revival in Italy of the ancient classic drama, of which Poliziano was the most successful exponent. Both he and the later writers, however, made no attempt to found any National Italian drama—their works are entirely an imitation of the tragedies of ...
— The Interdependence of Literature • Georgina Pell Curtis

... At that time Lorenzo the Magnificent reigned over Florence. He had formed in his palace and gardens a collection of antique marbles, busts, statues, fragments, which he had converted into an academy for the use of young artists, placing ...
— Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8) • Various

... was Lorenzo the Magnificent, who at the beginning of the year had been attacked by a severe and deep-seated fever, to which was added the gout, a hereditary ailment in his family. He had found at last that the draughts containing dissolved pearls which the quack doctor, Leoni di Spoleto, prescribed for ...
— Celebrated Crimes, Complete • Alexandre Dumas, Pere

... of Innocent VIII it was near happening that a certain Boccalino, who had formerly served in the Burgundian army, gave himself and the town of Osimo, of which he was master, up to the Turkish forces; fortunately, through the intervention of Lorenzo the Magnificent, he proved willing to be paid off, and took himself away. In the year 1495, when the wars of Charles VIII had turned Italy upside down, the Condottiere Vidovero, of Brescia, made trial of his strength; he had already ...
— The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy • Jacob Burckhardt

Words linked to "Lorenzo the Magnificent" :   student, scholarly person, bookman, scholar, solon, national leader, statesman

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