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House of Medici

What do you know about famous rulers whose influence later spread to all of the Italian peninsula and the rest of Europe?
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Last updated: August 15, 2022
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1. In what century did the Medici family come to power?
15th
13th
17th
2. What city did the Medici family rule?
Milan
Venice
Florence
3. What trade did the Medici family deal to become wealthy?
Silk weaving
Banking and wool
Selling art
4. Which member of the family was the founder of the Medici dynasty?
Cosimo
Lorenzo
Giovanni
5. How many popes came from the Medici family?
2
3
4
6. What country did both Catherine de' Medici and Marie de' Medici become queens of?
France
England
Russia
7. Which Medici ruler was know as "the Magnificent?"
Lorenzo
Cosimo
Piero
8. Which of these diseases plagued many members of the Medici family?
Haemophilia
Yellow fever
Gout
9. What was the name of the conspiracy to overthrow the Medici by murdering both Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano in 1478?
Pazzi conspiracy
Albizzi conspiracy
Medici conspiracy
10. Which artist did Lorenzo give a room in the Medici palace to stay in and money to continue studying art?
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo
Filippo Brunelleschi
11. What was the name of Lorenzo's successor known as "the Unfortunate", under whose rule the Medici were temporarily overthrown?
Galeazzo
Giulio
Piero
12. When the Medici were temporarily overthrown, the city came under the rule of a which fanatical monk?
Girolamo Riario
Francesco Salviati
Girolamo Savonarola
13. What was the name of Cosimo de' Medici's wife?
Contessina de Bardi
Clarice Orsini
Piccarda Bueri
14. Which member of Medici family became pope Clement VII?
Giulio
Alessandro
Filippo
15. What was the name of Cosimo's grand-daughter who was married to Guglielmo de Pazzi from rival family?
Bianca
Ginevra
Maddalena
16. Who painted famous "Mars and Venus", for whose painting the models were probably Giuliano de 'Medici and Simonetta Vespucci?
Donatello
Sandro Botticelli
Giotto
17. Cosimo's son Piero and his wife Lucrezia had four children. Which was not among them?
Lorenzo
Carlo
Giuliano
Bianca
Lucrezia
18. Which architect made Cosimo's dream to complete the Duomo of Florence?
Michelangelo
Raphael
Filippo Brunelleschi
19. Which member of the Medici family was assassinated by the Pazzi family in front of 10,000 people at the Easter church service?
Cosimo
Giovanni
Giuliano
20. Who was the head of the Pazzi family, who became the greatest enemies to the Medici family?
Jacopo
Renato
Francesco
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