What does medici mean?

Definitions for medici
ˈmɛd ɪ tʃimedi·ci

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Medicinoun

    aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th century

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  1. Medici

    The House of Medici (English: MED-i-chee, Italian: [ˈmɛːditʃi]) was an Italian banking family and political dynasty that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de' Medici, in the Republic of Florence during the first half of the 15th century. The family originated in the Mugello region of Tuscany, and prospered gradually until it was able to fund the Medici Bank. This bank was the largest in Europe during the 15th century and facilitated the Medicis' rise to political power in Florence, although they officially remained citizens rather than monarchs until the 16th century. The Medici produced four popes of the Catholic Church—Pope Leo X (1513–1521), Pope Clement VII (1523–1534), Pope Pius IV (1559–1565) and Pope Leo XI (1605)—and two queens of France—Catherine de' Medici (1547–1559) and Marie de' Medici (1600–1610). In 1532, the family acquired the hereditary title Duke of Florence. In 1569, the duchy was elevated to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany after territorial expansion. The Medici ruled the Grand Duchy from its inception until 1737, with the death of Gian Gastone de' Medici. The grand duchy witnessed degrees of economic growth under the early grand dukes, but was bankrupt by the time of Cosimo III de' Medici (r. 1670–1723). The Medicis' wealth and influence was initially derived from the textile trade guided by the wool guild of Florence, the Arte della Lana. Like other families ruling in Italian signorie, the Medici dominated their city's government, were able to bring Florence under their family's power, and created an environment in which art and humanism flourished. They and other families of Italy inspired the Italian Renaissance, such as the Visconti and Sforza in Milan, the Este in Ferrara, the Borgia in Rome, and the Gonzaga in Mantua. The Medici Bank, from when it was created in 1397 to its fall in 1494, was one of the most prosperous and respected institutions in Europe, and the Medici family was considered the wealthiest in Europe for a time. From this base, they acquired political power initially in Florence and later in wider Italy and Europe. They were among the earliest businesses to use the general ledger system of accounting through the development of the double-entry bookkeeping system for tracking credits and debits. The Medici family have claimed to have funded the invention of the piano and opera, financed the construction of Saint Peter's Basilica and Santa Maria del Fiore, and were patrons of Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Machiavelli, Galileo and Francesco Redi among many others in the arts and sciences. They were also protagonists of the counter-reformation, from the beginning of the reformation through the Council of Trent and the French wars of religion.

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  1. medici

    The Medici were a prominent and powerful Italian banking family and political dynasty that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de' Medici in the Republic of Florence during the first half of the 15th century. The family produced four popes, and they were also influential in developing the Renaissance in Florence. The Medici family is known for their patronage of the arts and humanities.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Medici

    an illustrious family who attained sovereign power in Florence in the 15th century, the most celebrated members of which were: Cosmo de, surnamed the "Father of his Country," was exiled for ten years but recalled, and had afterwards a peaceful and prosperous reign; was a student of philosophy, and much interested in literature (1389-1464). Lorenzo de, the Magnificent, did much to demoralise Florence, but patronised literature and the arts (1448-1492). Other celebrated members of the family were Popes Leo X., Clement VII., and Catherine and Mary de Medici (q. v.).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MEDICI

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Medici is ranked #27625 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Medici surname appeared 871 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Medici.

    90.9% or 792 total occurrences were White.
    5% or 44 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.6% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medici in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medici in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of medici in a Sentence

  1. Franco Barigelli:

    (Medici's) films hold a mirror up to society, and you can't get offended, things need to change and it might be too late for older people but it could give some food for thought to our grandchildren.

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