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 (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.


(ˌmɛdɪˈsiːən; -ˈtʃiː-)
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the Medici
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However, four of the nine British representatives in the field of 14 are course-and-distance winners, including Medicean Man, trained by Jeremy Gask and again ridden apprentice David Parkes.
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Brown, Alison, Medicean and Savonarolan Florence: The Interplay of Politics, Humanism, and Religion (Europa Sacra, 5), Turnhout, Brepols, 2010; hardback; pp.
However, on his second outing this Medicean colt went about his work with much more enthusiasm.
Michael Jarvis's improving colt, brother to top-class miler Medicean, won despite hating the firm ground at Thirsk last time and is much better than he looked there - this easier surface should enable him to show his true colours.
Superbly organized and a work of impeccable scholarship, Papal Legislation On Sacred Music begins with chapters on the earlier Popes, John XXII and "Docta Sanctorum Patrum", the Council of Trent, and the Medicean Edition of the Chant Books, to church and religious music of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, the Ratisbon and Solesmes editions of the Chant Books, the reforms of Pius X, the Vatican Edition of the Chant Books, the "Motu Proprio" of November 22, 1903, and the final chapter "Conclusions".
In many essays, a Medicean patronage network appears, appropriately, not as a fixed entity driving political developments in a predictable direction, but as a constellation of relationships frequently in flux, among men obliged to respond both to external influences and to internal change.
And 100-30 chance Warningford proved that verdict was right by landing the seven-furlong contest to earn himself another crack at the Group One Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, in which he was beaten just a neck by Medicean last year.