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Medici

[med-i-chee; Italian me-dee-chee] /ˈmɛd ɪ tʃi; Italian ˈmɛ di tʃi/
noun
1.
Catherine de', Catherine de Médicis.
2.
Cosmo or Cosimo de'
[kawz-maw or kaw-zee-maw de] /ˈkɔz mɔ or ˈkɔ zi mɔ dɛ/ (Show IPA),
("the Elder") 1389–1464, Italian banker, statesman, and patron of art and literature.
3.
Cosmo or Cosimo de' ("the Great") 1519–74, duke of Florence and first grand duke of Tuscany.
4.
Giovanni de'
[jaw-vahn-nee de] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni dɛ/ (Show IPA),
Leo X.
5.
Giulio de'
[joo-lyaw de] /ˈdʒu lyɔ dɛ/ (Show IPA),
Clement VII.
6.
Lorenzo de'
[law-ren-tsaw de] /lɔˈrɛn tsɔ dɛ/ (Show IPA),
("Lorenzo the Magnificent") 1449–92, poet and patron of the arts and literature: ruler of Florence 1478–92 (father of Leo X).
7.
Maria de'
[muh-ree-uh duh;; Italian mah-ree-ah de] /məˈri ə də;; Italian mɑˈri ɑ dɛ/ (Show IPA),
Marie de Médicis.
Related forms
Medicean
[med-i-see-uh n, ‐chee-uh n] /ˌmɛd ɪˈsi ən, ‐ˈtʃi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Medici

/ˈmɛdɪtʃɪ; məˈdiːtʃɪ; Italian ˈmɛːditʃi/
noun
1.
an Italian family of bankers, merchants, and rulers of Florence and Tuscany, prominent in Italian political and cultural history in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, including
2.
Catherine de' (kaˈtriːn de). See Catherine de' Medici
3.
Cosimo I (ˈkɔːzimo), known as Cosimo the Great. 1519–74, duke of Florence and first grand duke of Tuscany (1569–74)
4.
Cosimo de', known as Cosimo the Elder. 1389–1464, Italian banker, statesman, and patron of arts, who established the political power of the family in Florence (1434)
5.
Giovanni de', (dʒoˈvanni de). See Leo X
6.
Giulio de' (ˈdʒuːljo de). See Clement VII
7.
Lorenzo de' (loˈrɛntso de), known as Lorenzo the Magnificent. 1449–92, Italian statesman, poet, and scholar; ruler of Florence (1469–92) and first patron of Michelangelo
8.
Maria de' (maˈriːa de). See Maria de' Medici
French name Médicis (medisis)
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Medici [(med-uh-chee)]

A family of skilled politicians and patrons of the arts who lived in Florence, Italy, during the Renaissance. (See Lorenzo de Medici.)

Note: The family produced two queens of France: Catherine, in the sixteenth century, and Marie, in the seventeenth.
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