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“Medicis” redirects here. For the pharmaceutical company, see Medicis Pharmaceutical. For other uses, see Medici (disambiguation).
Medici
Coat of arms of the House of de' Medici.png
Country Florence and Tuscany
Titles Grand Duke of Tuscany
Duke of Florence
Duke of Urbino
Duke of Nemours
Duke of Sieva
Duke of Rover
Founded 14th century – Cosimo de’ Medici
Dissolution Florence and Tuscany:
1737 – Gian Gastone de’ Medici died without issue
Ethnicity Tuscan

The House of Medici (/ˈmɛdɨi/MED-i-chee; Italian pronunciation: [de ˈmɛːditʃi]) was a banking family, political dynasty and later royal house that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de’ Medici in the Republic of Florence during the late 14th century. The family originated in the Mugello region of the Tuscan countryside, gradually rising until they were able to fund the Medici Bank. The bank was the largest in Europe during the…

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