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Med·i·ci

 (mĕd′ə-chē′, mĕ′dē-)
Italian noble family that produced three popes (Leo X, Clement VII, and Leo XI) and two queens of France (Catherine de Médicis and Marie de Médicis). Cosimo "the Elder" (1389-1464) was the first of the family to rule Florence. Lorenzo "the Magnificent" (1449-1492) was an outstanding patron of learning and the arts, whose clients included Michelangelo and Botticelli.

Med′i·ce′an (-chē′ən, -sē′-) adj.

Medici

(ˈmɛdɪtʃɪ; məˈdiːtʃɪ; Italian ˈmɛːditʃi)
n
1. (Biography) an Italian family of bankers, merchants, and rulers of Florence and Tuscany, prominent in Italian political and cultural history in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, including
2. (Biography) Catherine de'. See Catherine de' Medici
3. (Biography) Cosimo I (ˈkɔːzimo), known as Cosimo the Great. 1519–74, duke of Florence and first grand duke of Tuscany (1569–74)
4. (Biography) Cosimo de', known as Cosimo the Elder. 1389–1464, Italian banker, statesman, and patron of arts, who established the political power of the family in Florence (1434)
5. (Biography) Giovanni de'. See Leo X
6. (Biography) Giulio de'. See Clement VII
7. (Biography) Lorenzo de' (loˈrɛntso de), known as Lorenzo the Magnificent. 1449–92, Italian statesman, poet, and scholar; ruler of Florence (1469–92) and first patron of Michelangelo
8. (Biography) Maria de'. See Maria de' Medici
French name: Médicis

Med•i•ci

(ˈmɛd ɪ tʃi)

n.
1. Catherine de'. Catherine de Médicis.
2. Cosmo or Cosimode' ( “the Elder” ), 1389–1464, Italian banker and statesman.
3. Cosmo or Cosimode' ( “the Great” ), 1519–74, first grand duke of Tuscany.
4. Giovanni de', Leo X.
5. Giulio de', Clement VII.
6. Lorenzo de' ( “the Magnificent” ), 1449–92, ruler of Florence 1478–92.
7. Maria de', Marie de Médicis.
Med`i•ce′an (-ˈsi ən, -ˈtʃi ən) adj.
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Noun1.Medici - aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th centuryMedici - aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th century
house - aristocratic family line; "the House of York"
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Catherine de Medicis had a mourning-bed made for her of black velvet powdered with crescents and suns.
Anne of Austria, deprived of the confidence of her husband, pursued by the hatred of the cardinal, who could not pardon her for having repulsed a more tender feeling, having before her eyes the example of the queen-mother whom that hatred had tormented all her life--though Marie de Medicis, if the memoirs of the time are to be believed, had begun by according to the cardinal that sentiment which Anne of Austria always refused him--Anne of Austria had seen her most devoted servants fall around her, her most intimate confidants, her dearest favorites.
All the world has not the secret of the Medicis or the Borgias.
So," added Madame de Villefort, constantly returning to her object, "the poisons of the Borgias, the Medicis, the Renes, the Ruggieris, and later, probably, that of Baron de Trenck, whose story has been so misused by modern drama and romance" --
It is because in my prosperity I forgot those old friends, monsieur; because I have acted like Queen Marie de Medicis, who, returning from her first exile, treated with contempt all those who had suffered for her and, being proscribed a second time, died at Cologne abandoned by every one, even by her own son.
They have audaciously adjusted, in the name of "good taste," upon the wounds of gothic architecture, their miserable gewgaws of a day, their ribbons of marble, their pompons of metal, a veritable leprosy of egg-shaped ornaments, volutes, whorls, draperies, garlands, fringes, stone flames, bronze clouds, pudgy cupids, chubby- cheeked cherubim, which begin to devour the face of art in the oratory of Catherine de Medicis, and cause it to expire, two centuries later, tortured and grimacing, in the boudoir of the Dubarry.
Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is to acquire Medicis Pharmaceutical in a deal worth $2.
6 billion for US drugmaker Medicis, significantly boosting its skin care product offerings.
4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Medicis" or the "Company")(NYSE: MRX) relating to the proposed acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
With the pick of Renaissance art at their command, what did the Medicis choose to look at when they were at home?
NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) and Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYSE: MRX) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Medicis for $44.