Meet the Medicis

The real story behind the mad, marvelous family that inspired the Italian Renaissance

Clockwise from upper left: Cosimo, Piero the Gouty, Lorenzo, Catherine, Giovanni, and Piero the Unfortunate
Posthumous portrait of Cosimo de’ Medici, circa 1565–1569, the workshop of Bronzino, Uffizi Galleries
Lorenzo de’ Medici the Magnificent, 1534, Giorgio Vasari, Uffizi Galleries
Adoration of the Magi, circa 1475–1476, Sandro Botticelli, Uffizi Galleries
Portrait miniature of Piero di Lorenzo de’ Medici, 1488, Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora, Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples
Portrait of Leo X (detail), circa 1518–1520, Raphael, Uffizi Galleries

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