Cosimo de' Medici facts: The Italian merchant prince Cosimo de' Medici was the unofficial and benevolent despot of Florence, contributing much to making it the intellectual and cultural jewel of Europe.
Bronzino - Alessandro de' Medici - Duke of Florence - - called 'il Moro' the Moor. Illegitimate son of Lorenzo II de'Medici and a servant of African descent identified in documents as Simonetta da Collevecchio. He was murdered by his cousin.
Nannina de'Medici, 1448 - Daughter of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici and Lucrezia Tornabuoni. She was the older sister of Lorenzo the Magnificent and wife of Bernardo Rucellai. horned hennin with heavier fabric draped over to her left