Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici

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Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici

Also Known As: "Giovanni di Averardo di Bicci dei Medici"
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Birthplace: Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Death: February 20, 1429 (69)
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Place of Burial: Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Son of Averardo de' Medici, Bicci and Jacopa de' Medici
Husband of Piccarda de' Medici
Father of Damiano de'Medici; Cosimo de'Medici, the Elder; Lorenzo de' Medici, il Vecchio and Antonio de' Medici
Brother of Francesco de' Medici, il Vecchio and Antonia de' Medici

Occupation: Ruler of Florence and Gonfaloniere, banker
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About Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici

Founder of the Medici dynasty and bank

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_di_Bicci_de%27_Medici

Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (c. 1360 – February 20/28, 1429) was an Italian banker, a member of Medici family of Florence, and the founder of the Medici Bank. While other family members, such as Chiarissimo di Giambuono de' Medici, who served in the Signoria in 1201, and Salvestro de' Medici, who was implicated in the Ciompi Revolt of 1378, are historically significant, Giovanni's founding of the family bank truly began the family's rise to power in Florence. He was the father of Cosimo de' Medici (Pater Patriae), grandfather of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, great-grandfather of Lorenzo de' Medici (the Magnificent) and great-great-great-grandfather of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

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Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici's Timeline

1360
February 18, 1360
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
1389
September 27, 1389
Age 29
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
1389
Age 28
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
1395
1395
Age 34
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
1429
February 20, 1429
Age 69
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy