Cosimo De Medici was born in Florence 1389. Cosimo’s interests were Politics, Banking and Patronizing, However mostly Politics. When he was a little boy, he collected coins, medals and vases. His works were Politics, Banking, Patronage and Trading. His father (Giovanni) was the most important men in Florence.
INTRODUCTION While the Medici family was predominant, Florence became the cultural center of Europe and also became the cradle of new Humanism. BACKGROUND The Medici were possibly the richest family in Italy. In the 13th Century the family began to gain wealth. At the end of the thirteenth century, the family's wealth increased when one of the members of the family served as gonfalero (bearer of a high ceremonial office). In the fourteenth century their wealth increased again.
Another Portuguese explorer was Da Gama. Da Gama captained the fleet of ships to reach India. There, they found many more spices and set up trading posts for Europe. This Journey opened a direct route to the overseas trade that helped for Portugal’s economy. Though Portugal was probably the largest country for exploration another center country was Spain.
Men wanting to become priests would come Priests would come and learn at the Sacred Heart. Leo Dehon didn’t find the Sacred Heart right away though; He was born on March 14 in 1843 in La Capella, France. Leo grew up in a wealthy family. When Dehon was at a young age he always had an interest in all the discoveries and debates that were during his time. Also, Dehon was very interested in knowledge and learning.
Cesare Beccaria lived from 1738 to 1794. Beccaria was the eldest son in an aristocratic family. In his twenties Beccaria became close friends with Alessandro and Pietro Verri, two brothers who formed an intellectual circle called “the academy of fists”. This circle focused on restructuring the criminal justice system. Through this group Beccaria encountered numerous French and British political philosophers.
Some Medici were Renaissance humanists in their own right. More important, they became patrons supporting some of the greatest art and scholarship of the entire Renaissance. The Medici family became prosperous through banking. They had branches throughout Europe in London, Naples, Cologne, Geneva, Lyons, Basel, Avignon, Bruges, Antwerp, Lubeck, Bolgna, Rome, Pisa, and Venice. Cosimo de’ Medici was the de facto ruler of Florence from 1434 to 1464, and was also an astute banker and a highly cultivated man of letters.
The Wonderful life of Amedeo Avogadro Early Life: Amdeo Avogadro was born Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro de Quaregna e di Cerreto in the capital city Turin sometime in 1776.His father was Filippo Avogadro, conte di Quaregna e Cerreto a well know lawyer. Following his dad’s footsteps he studied law. He went to college when he was only thirteen. Then graduated when he was sixteen and had his doctorate by the time he was twenty in 1796. While practicing law he became interested in philosophy and math.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio An Italian artist considered the first great representative of Baroque, active in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily between 1593 and 1610 Born 29 September 1571, Milan Died 8 July 1610 Even in his own lifetime Caravaggio was considered enigmatic, fascinating, rebellious and dangerous. He burst upon the Rome art scene in 1600, never lacked for commissions or patrons, yet he handled his success atrociously. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 describing his lifestyle tells how "after a fortnight's work he will swagger about for a month or two with a sword at his side and a servant following him, from one ball-court to the next, ever ready to engage in a fight or an argument, so that it is most awkward to get along with him." In 1606 he killed a young man in a brawl and fled from Rome with a price on his head. In Malta in 1608 he was involved in another brawl, and yet another in Naples in 1609, possibly a deliberate attempt on his life by unidentified enemies.
Franklin, his father, was a successful lawyer who collected money from mortgages. Emily, his mother, was an abolitionist who supposedly was part of the “underground railroad”. Frederick was the youngest of eleven children. He attended many different levels of private schooling, eventually making his way into the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. After finishing there, he was accepted into the Harvard Law School; being expected to follow in the footsteps of his father.
I also think that it is one of the greatest accomplishments in the Renaissance era and it is also a testament to the greatness of its creator, Michelangelo. Pope Julius II was a "warrior pope" who in his papacy undertook an aggressive campaign for political control, to unite and empower Italy under the leadership of the Church. He invested in symbolism to display his temporal power such as his procession, in the Classical manner, through a triumphal arch in a chariot after one of his many military victories. It was Julius who began the rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica in 1506, as the most potent symbol of the source of papal power. In the same year, 1506, Julius II conceived a program to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.