• Prince Machiavelli Nation Dynasty
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    hahshThe Prince, one of the most popular and well known doctrines of political thought was also one of the greatest works of Niccol'o Machiavelli. First published in 1513, The Prince was written in response to the failure of the Greek-based Italian city-states. Machiavelli wrote The Prince because, despite being a firm Republican, he was also well-documented as a strong patriot. He wanted that his people live under a free but effective government, but he decided that if his nation has to be rule...
  • Michelangelo 3 Sistine Chapel
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    MICHELANGELO One of the most admired and successful artists of all time is Michelangelo. Although he was born in Cap rese, a small village near Arezzo, Michelangelo grew up in Florence. His father was Ludovico Buonarroti, a Florentine official with connections to the ruling Medici family. At the age of thirteen, Michelangelo was placed as an apprentice in the workshop ofDomencio Ghirlandaio. He then studied at the school in the Medici gardens. He was then invited into the Medici home where he me...
  • Lorenzo De Medici Rule Florence
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    Florence 1453. Politics were stable, artists and intellects flooded to the city, commerce was booming, the city was being beautified, and in the midst of all this greatness grew the strength and power of the Medici family. The Medici's considered themselves to be Florentine royalty although it was their wealth, and thus, power that elevated the family to their status. All of this took place during the Renaissance which saw a revived interest in the arts, it was a time of movement, forward thinki...
  • Michelangelo Medici Art Time
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    Michelangelo lived from 1475-1564. He was arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he had a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on following Western art in general. Michelangelo's father, a Florentine official named Ludovico Buonarroti with connections to the ruling Medici family, placed his 13-year-old son in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. After about two years, Michelangelo studied at the sculpt...
  • Michelangelo Lorenzo Died Medici
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    Michelangelo Michelangelo Buonarroti born March 6, 1475 in the small village of Cap rese Italy. A sculptor, architect, painter, and poet in the Italian high renaissance. Michelangelo's father Ludovico Buonarroti had connections to the raining Medici family, Michelangelo studied at the gardens when he was 15 years old, shortly after he was invited into the household of Lorenzo de' Medici, the magnificent. Michelangelo future was shaped to a large degree by his life in lorenzo's household. Lorenz...
  • The Medici Of Florence
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    The Medici of Florence Jason N Wessels HST 403, Mr Reed Harris-Stowe State College, Spring 1998 1 Introduction The Medici Family ruled over Florence for four generations at the center of the Italian Renaissance. They commissioned some of the world's most celebrated works of art, and propelled Italian thought and philosophy to new heights. They began the first mass movement in Western Europe of examining the past, its antiquities and languages. Politically The Medici were influential and played a...
  • The Medici Family Renaissance Great Families
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    The Medici Family During the Renaissance a lot of changes occurred in fields, such as humanism, politics, and economy. One of the most influential families of the Renaissance was the Medici family. They reflected the Renaissance in a way where almost every aspect of the Renaissance, could be found as one of their traits. The Medici family made numerous contributions to humanism. Cosimo de Medici was one of the first from his family to encourage humanism. He patronized artists, architects, and s...
  • Machiavelli Medici Family
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    The first great political philosopher of the Renaissance was Nicole Machiavelli (1469-1527). His famous treatise, The Prince, stands apart from all other political writings of the period insofar as it focus on the practical problems a monarch faces in staying in power, rather than more speculative issues explaining the foundation of political authority. As such, it is an expression of realpolitik, that is, governmental policy based on retaining power rather than pursuing ideals. Machiavelli was ...
  • The Medici Part 1 Essay
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    Medici Part 1 Essay The Renaissance was a time of art, creativity, and "rebirth" of the society. In addition, some examples of "The Courtier" and "The Prince" create a good image of this time and show examples of skills needed to become more of a leader. Machiavelli, the Godfather of Realpolitik, wrote the first modern manual for leadership, "The Prince." In this book he describes how a prince should properly act, decide, and rule while laying low to the public. Furthermore, the prince shou...