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Cosimo de' Medici was an Italian banker and politician, the first of the Medici political dynasty, de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance. Despite his influence, his power was not absolute; Florence's legislative councils at times resisted his proposals, something which would not have been tolerated by the Visconti of Milan, for instance; throughout his life he was always primus inter pares, or first among equals. His power derived from his great wealth as a banker, and he was a great patron of learning, the arts and architecture.
lilolaf  2/19/2017
I believe the correct Italian pronunciation is KAW-zee-mo.
Kate  11/21/2012
Cosimo dei Migliorati was the birthname of Pope Innocent VII (Pontificate between 1404-1406).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Cosimo is the protagonist of Italo Calvino's The Baron in the Trees, a young nobleman who shirks responsibility and renounces his title in order to live among the trees.
ars musica  4/6/2008
Cosimo is the child of singer Beck Hansen (more commonly known as "Beck") and actress Marissa Ribisi.
scholasticastewart  11/22/2007
A fictional prince in the book Inkspell by Cornelia Funke, bears this name - "Cosimo the Fair."
siriusly  4/21/2006

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