Florence

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river in central Italy rising in the Apennines and flowing through Florence and Pisa to the Ligurian Sea Arno , Arno River , River Arno
native or resident of Florence Florentine
Italian religious and political reformer; a Dominican friar in Florence who preached against sin and corruption and gained a large following; he expelled the Medici from Florence but was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing the Pope (1452-149 Girolamo Savonarola , Savonarola
artistic style of early 16th century painting in Florence and Rome; characterized by technical mastery and heroic composition and humanistic content High Renaissance
statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527) Machiavelli , Niccolo Machiavelli
aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th century Medici
dialect of Italian spoken in Tuscany (especially Florence) Tuscan
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