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Name _______________________________
Date ________________ Period ______
THE MEDICI: GODFATHERS OF THE RENAISSANCE - Part One: Birth of a Dynasty
Introduction
1. In 1400, which Italian city was
a major trading center and a
republic?
2. What was the name of
Cosimo’s father, who
managed the Medici bank?
The Medici Family Gains Power in Florence
3. The Medici became known as
whose bankers? Why?
Filippo Brunelleschi
4. Who was Filippo
Brunelleschi? Describe him.
5. What was the Medici’s
relationship with
Brunelleschi?
6. What was Brunelleschi
commissioned to complete
on the top of the cathedral in
Florence?
7. Where did Brunelleschi turn
for inspiration?
Name _______________________________
Date ________________ Period ______
The Medici: Great Patrons of Art
8. Who was Cosimo de Medici?
Describe him.
9. What did the Medici threaten
to those slow to pay the
Church?
10. Wealth was not enough for
Cosimo. What else did he
want?
11. What also became a political
strategy for Cosimo?
12. Cosimo felt artists work
better under what
conditions? How did he treat
the artists under his
patronage?
13. In 1434, Brunelleschi
developed what new
technique that revolutionized
art in the Renaissance?
14. Cosimo gave artists space to
develop ideas outside of what
established institution?
15. What was Brunelleschi’s
dome a symbol of?
16. Why was the completion of
Brunelleschi’s dome
considered the greatest
architectural feat in the
Western world at the time?
17. What celebration did Cosimo
plan as a celebration of the
dome and Florentine art and
culture? Who attended?