Illustration of Girolamo Savonarola’s sermon.

Girolamo Savonarola and the Medici

May 4, 2022

Girolamo Savonarola frequently suggested in his sermons that Lorenzo de Medici kept the city enthralled with lavish civic celebrations in order to distract and stupefy the Florentine populace into submission. […]

An image of the coat of arms of the Medici family.

The Rule of Lorenzo de’ Medici

April 6, 2022

Lorenzo de’ Medici was an intelligent man when it came to political maneuvering. Unfortunately, despite his best strategies, his inexperience shone through and made him susceptible to plots and attacks by the nobility itself. […]

An image of people divided into two unequal groups on the scales.

Cosimo de’ Medici and the Common Good

March 18, 2022

Cosimo de’ Medici followed Niccolò Machiavelli’s concept of taking political descisions in favor of the
‘common good’ even if it meant ignoring dissent and crushing it. […]

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