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The Prince

The Prince


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.