Lorenzo de Medici and Renaissance Italy

  • Kent, Francis (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-92), de facto ruler of republican Florence at the height of the cultural movement known as the Renaissance, was not only celebrated as a politician, poet and art patron in his own time but has enjoyed a huge, almost mythical, posthumous reputation. Despite intense scholarly scrutiny of, and controversy concerning, his career and character (which continue to fascinate popular biographers), there exists no up-to-date biography that integrates new archival discoveries with the extensive secondary literature. This project proposes a biographical study, to be undertaken in tandem with the General Editorship of the critical edition of Lorenzo's correspondence.
Effective start/end date1/07/0530/06/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$37,434.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$339,555.00