May 10, 2019

#52 The Rise Of The Medici (part 14)

The return of Cosimo de Medici! On 5 October, 1434, Cosimo arrived at his villa outside Florence and stopped for some food. The Signoria sent him a message […]
May 2, 2019

#51 The Rise Of The Medici (part 13)

By April 1434, six months after Cosimo de Medici’s banishment, the people were turning against Rinaldo degli Albizzi.  Even the banking families weren’t supporting him, not […]
April 27, 2019

#50 The Rise Of The Medici (part 12)

So Cosimo de Medici is sent into exile by his enemies. As is the rest of the family. But at least he’s alive. And the business […]
April 21, 2019

San Giorgio Monastery

Claude Monet’s painting of San Giorgio Monastery in Venice, where Cosimo de Medici lived in exile when he was banished from Florence in 1433 by Rinaldo degli Albizzi.