Definition of Medicean in English:


Line breaks: Me¦di|cean
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛdɪˈtʃiːən
, -ˈsiːən, mɛˈdiːtʃɪən


Relating to the Medici family.
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  • Ruling families like the Medici cleverly manipulated their own role in the Council through sumptuous art objects like Gozzoli's frescoes that claimed Medicean pre-eminence in bringing about the Decree of Union.
  • The outcome of this shocking naivety was that the sons of Brutus - that is, the partisans of the Medici - survived to destroy him and restore the Medicean tyranny after the debacle of 1512.
  • These last, with an eye to getting a position in Florence, he quickly named ‘the Medicean stars'.

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