Famiglia Medici

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English: The House of Medici was a powerful and influential Florentine family during the Renaissance, their wealth and influence initially derived from the textile trade guided by the guild of the Arte della Lana. Becoming first bankers, and later politicians, clergy and nobles, the Medici attained their greatest prominence during the 15th through 17th centuries, as members became leading figures, initially in both Florence and Italy, and eventually in Europe. The direct male line of the Medici became extinct in 1737 with Giovan Gastone de' Medici.
Français : La Maison de Médicis fut une influente et puissante famille florentine de la Renaissance. Leur richesse et leur influence trouvent leur origine dans le commerce des tissus, organisé par la guilde de l' Arte della Lana. Devenus d'abord banquiers, puis plus tard hommes politiques, prélats et aristocrates, les Médicis connurent l'apogée de leur puissance à partir du XVème siècle, jusqu'au XVIIème, lorsqu'ils devinrent des potentats à Florence puis dans le reste de l'Italie et finalement en Europe. La lignée directe masculine s'éteignit en 1737, à la mort de Jean-Gaston de Médicis.

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