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Lorenzo the Magnificent   /lərˈɛnzoʊ ðə mægnˈɪfəsənt/   Listen
Lorenzo the Magnificent

Italian statesman and scholar who supported many artists and humanists including Michelangelo and Leonardo and Botticelli (1449-1492).  Synonym: Lorenzo de'Medici.

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"Lorenzo the Magnificent" Quotes from Famous Books

... her own account, having been introduced once to Robert in London at Lady Morgan's, has hunted us out and paid us a visit. A very vivacious little person, with sparkling talk enough. Lord Holland has lent her mother and herself the famous Careggi Villa, where Lorenzo the Magnificent died, and they have been living there among the vines these four months. These and a few American visitors are all we have seen at Florence. We live a far more solitary life than you do, in your village and with the 'prestige' of the country wrapping you ...
— The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) • Frederic G. Kenyon

... mentioned were Lorenzo the Magnificent, and his son Pietro, who was expelled from Florence in the year 1494. He never returned, but died in ...
— The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini • Benvenuto Cellini

... authors to a careful utilization of them, until the whole papal court fell under the influence of the revival of learning, and popes and prelates became zealous in the promotion and, indeed, in the display of learning. When the son of Lorenzo the Magnificent became Pope Leo X, the splendor of the ducal court of Florence passed to the papal throne, and no one was more zealous in the patronage of learning than he. He encouraged learning and art of every kind, and built a magnificent library. It was merely the transferrence ...
— History of Human Society • Frank W. Blackmar

Words linked to "Lorenzo the Magnificent" :   scholarly person, national leader, solon, Lorenzo de'Medici, bookman, student, scholar, statesman

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