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Med•i•ci



Pronunciation: (med'i-chē; It.me'dē-chē), [key]
n.
1. Catherine de'. See Catherine de Médicis.
2. Cos•mo or Co•si•mo de'Pronunciation: (kôz'mô or kô'zē-mô de), [key] (“the Elder”), 1389–1464, Italian banker, statesman, and patron of art and literature.
3. Cosmo or Cosimo de' (“the Great”), 1519–74, duke of Florence and first grand duke of Tuscany.
4. Gio•van•ni de' Pronunciation: (jô-vän'nē de). [key] See Leo X.
5. Giu•lio de' Pronunciation: (jOO'lyô de). [key] See Clement VII.
6. Lo•ren•zo de' Pronunciation: (lô-ren'tsô de), [key] (“Lorenzo the Magnificent”), 1449–92, poet and patron of the arts and literature: ruler of Florence 1478–92 (father of Leo X).
7. Ma•ri•a de' Pronunciation: (mu-rē'u du; It.mä-rē'ä de). [key] See Marie de Médicis.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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