Today in History - May 20th. 1503 - Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici

Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici was born on August 4th. 1463 in Florence
(Italy).


Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici - Source picture: Wikipedia

Lorenzo was born as the son of Pierfrancesco de' Medici and Laudomia Acciaioli.
He received the best education of his time.

In 1482, Lorenzo married Semiramide Appiano, daughter of the Appiani lord
Jacopo III of Piombino. She had a lot of lucrative commercial ties and 
important political influences. This was very strategic for his career as
banker and politician.

Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco was inter alia the proprietor of Villa del Trebbio and
Villa di Castello.

Botticelli's Mercurius on the Primavera painting may have been modeled after
Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco ...


Primavera - Botticelli 


He died on May 20th. 1503 in Florence (Italy).
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