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Unformatted text preview: today. This bank also led the family to become involved in their City-State’s government, albeit informally. The Medici family also made great contributions to the arts and sciences. Some of their more famous sponsored artists were DaVinci and Donatello. The family also was a great supporter of the research of Galileo Galilei, who was a close family friend and tutor. Galileo even named some of Jupiter’s moons after the Medici children he tutored. The Medici used these artists and scientists as a way to garner more money. The Medici family’s power over Italy lasted almost 4 centuries, and in that time, produced and sponsored many amazing contributions to society that are still present and in use today....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course HIS 113 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '10
- European History