Cosimo de Giovanni (Medici) de'Medici

Cosimo de Giovanni (Medici) de'Medici (1389 - 1464)

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Elder Cosimo de Giovanni "il Vecchio" de'Medici formerly Medici
Born in Florence, Republic of Florencemap
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Died in Careggi, Republic of Florencemap
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Cosimo de Giovanni was born in 1389. Cosimo de Giovanni Medici ... He passed away in 1464. [1]

The first of the Medici political dynasty, de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance; also known as "Cosimo 'the Elder'" ("il Vecchio") and "Cosimo Pater Patriae" (Latin: 'father of the nation'). His power derived from his great wealth as a banker, and he was a great patron of learning, the arts and architecture.

Born in Florence, Cosimo inherited both his wealth and his expertise in banking from his father, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici. His mother was Piccarda Bueri. Cosimo married Contessina de' Bardi (the daughter of Giovanni, count of Vernio, and Emilia Pannocchieschi). They had two sons: Piero the Gouty and Giovanni de' Medici. Cosimo also had an illegitimate son, Carlo de' Medici (1430-1492) by a Circassian slave, who became a prelate. On his death in 1464 at Careggi, Cosimo was succeeded by his son Piero "the Gouty", father of Lorenzo the Magnificent or Il Magnifico.


  1. Sir William Arbuthnot, Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

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On 20 Apr 2017 at 17:44 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:


On 11 Nov 2016 at 06:32 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:


On 11 Apr 2015 at 04:59 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Di giovanni De Medici-1 and Medici-19 appear to represent the same person because: Intended to be the same person, based on family relationships. Medici is the correct Last Name at Birth following European Aristocrat project naming standards. Once this merge is complete then there will need to be a number of merges for descendants

Cosimo de Giovanni is 31 degrees from Rosa Parks, 25 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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