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Unformatted text preview: to get him back once he was famous? Lorenzo encouraged exportation of Florentine artists in 1480's. It provided prestige and opportunities for exchanges, but this exodus caused Florence to lose the artistic lead it had held for 200 years. Other reasons for leaving were severe competition, war, plague, taxation. Further, Leonardo had contempt for the doctrines of Savonarola. Finally, Leonardo had no use for Lorenzo and his neoPlatonists....
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- Lorenzo de' Medici, ultimate renaissance man