Cosimo de Medici

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici Full Name: Cosimo de Medici
Nationality: Florentine

Profession: Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Why Famous: The first of the Medici political dynasty, de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance. His power derived from his great wealth as a banker, and he was a great patron of learning, the arts and architecture.

Born: September 27, 1389
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Florence, Republic of Florence

Died: August 1, 1464 (aged 74)

Famous Florentines