Background/History of Florence.
Barbarian invasions led to the happening of the Gotho-Byzantine War. Being in the strong communications route between Rome and Padania, this got Florence to be involved. In 541-544 new walls were built around the city. Around the end of the 6th century when the Lombards conquered northern and central Italy, Florence also fell under their domination. This was the beginning of the history for the city. Their trade routes were cut off, this caused them to suffer greatly. In the 8th century, a feudal system was established. The city started to get back on their feet around this time. The first pope-run school was built and many things that had been destroyed were starting to get rebuilt. During this time around the 11th century, the position of Florence became even more important because of the cities participation in the reform of the Church.
Importance in the Renaissance.
Contributions of the Town.
Famous People or rulers of the town.
Michelangelo Buonarotti- He was one of the greatest artists of all time. He was also very talented at writing poetry.
Dante Alighieri - Dante was a politician and a poet, but eventually his career as a politician failed. Some of his work is known to be the best of all time.