Medici Family

The family that ruled, by ckline

Backround

  • The Medici Family wealthy as merchant bankers and cloth producers in the 14th century and at the same time, began to assert influence over the government of Florence
  • Medici's were powerful from the 14th century to the 18th century
  • The richest family in Italy

Achievements

  • Successfully ruled from 1389-1737 C.E.
  • Ruled with LOTS of power
  • Supported artists like, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael

Impact on Today

  • The Medici Family members were very interested in the rebirth of learning in Europe and under their patronage the Renaissance flourished
  • They invented banks
  • They inspired us to make beautiful cites and towns

Interesting facts

  • They made Florence the most powerful city in Italy
  • Made the worlds most beautiful city
http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/main/medici.html

Citations

YesNet.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. <http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/main/medici.html>.