[med-i-chee; Italian me-dee-chee]
Catherine de'. Catherine de Médicis.
Cos·mo or Co·si·mo de' [kawz-maw or kaw-zee-maw de] /ˈkɔz mɔ or ˈkɔ zi mɔ dɛ/, the Elder, 1389–1464, Italian banker, statesman, and patron of art and literature.
Cosmo or Cosimo de'the Great, 1519–74, duke of Florence and first grand duke of Tuscany.
Gio·van·ni de' [jaw-vahn-nee de] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni dɛ/. Leo X.
Giu·lio de' [joo-lyaw de] /ˈdʒu lyɔ dɛ/. Clement VII.
Lo·ren·zo de' [law-ren-tsaw de] /lɔˈrɛn tsɔ dɛ/, Lorenzo the Magnificent, 1449–92, poet and patron of the arts and literature: ruler of Florence 1478–92 (father of Leo X).
Ma·ri·a de' [muh-ree-uh duh; Italian mah-ree-ah de] /məˈri ə də; Italian mɑˈri ɑ dɛ/. Marie de Médicis.
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an Italian family of bankers, merchants, and rulers of Florence and Tuscany, prominent in Italian political and cultural history in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, including
Catherine de' (kaˈtriːn de). See Catherine de' Medici
Cosimo I (ˈkɔːzimo), known as Cosimo the Great. 1519–74, duke of Florence and first grand duke of Tuscany (1569–74)
Cosimo de', known as Cosimo the Elder. 1389–1464, Italian banker, statesman, and patron of arts, who established the political power of the family in Florence (1434)
Giovanni de', (dʒoˈvanni de). See Leo X
Giulio de' (ˈdʒuːljo de). See Clement VII
Lorenzo de' (loˈrɛntso de), known as Lorenzo the Magnificent. 1449–92, Italian statesman, poet, and scholar; ruler of Florence (1469–92) and first patron of Michelangelo
Maria de' (maˈriːa de). See Maria de' Medici
French name: Médicis (medisis)
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The family produced two queens of France: Catherine, in the sixteenth century, and Marie, in the seventeenth.
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