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by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Medici Family Timeline and Summary
January 1, 1449: Lorenzo 'Il Magnifico' de Medici is born. February 15, 1472: Piero de' Medici is born. December 11, 1475: Giovanni de' Medici is born. March 12, 1479: Giuliano de' Medici is born. April 9, 1492: Lorenzo 'Il Magnifico' de Medici dies and Piero takes power. September 12, 1492: Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici is born. 1494: Piero is exiled because of his surrender to the French, and the Medicis do not return to Florence until 1512. December 28, 1503: Piero de' Medici dies. 1512: Giuliano de' Medici returns the Medicis to power in Florence. March 9, 1513: Giovanni de' Medici becomes Pope Leo X. March 17, 1516: Giuliano de' Medici dies. May 4, 1519: Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici dies. December 1, 1521: Pope Leo X dies.