En 2001 Lorenzo, tras la propuesta de un editor amigo decidió escribir Los Médici, nuestra historia (Plaza y Janés), un ensayo sobre su familia contado desde el interior mismo de la dinastía. Medici family, Italian bourgeois family that ruled Florence and, later, Tuscany during most of the period from 1434 to 1737, except for two brief intervals. This same order expelled Jacopo Bracciolini's two brothers. The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de’ Medici, 2008), pp. Lorenzo de' Medici (Italian pronunciation: [loˈrɛntso de ˈmɛːditʃi], 1 January 1449 – 8 April 1492) was an Italian statesman, de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy. Children of Clara Orsini and Lorenzo I de Medici-1. Raphael's portrait of Giuliano, son of Lorenzo de' Medici, who grew up to be the Duke of Nemours. She died circa 1488. As the evening wore on, Lorenzo received a visit from his sister Bianca who begged that her husband, Guglielmo de' Pazzi's life be spared. However, there are descendants of the family. She was the daughter of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici , de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic, and sister of Lorenzo de' Medici , who succeeded his father in that position. Among them is Prince Lorenzo de’ Medici, who oddly enough established a digital Medici bank last year. It provided the Roman Catholic Church with four popes (Leo X, Clement VII, Pius IV, and Leon XI) and married into the royal families of Europe. Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, who bore no children and died in 1743, was the last lineal descendant of the main branch of the House of Medici. She married Lorenzo I de Medici, son of Piero I de Medici, on 20 December 1469. Bianca de' Medici (10 September 1445 –1505) was a member of the de' Medici family, de facto rulers of Florence in the late 15th century. 216-17: by the end of 1473 Lorenzo had fathered five children: Lucrezia in 1470, premature twin boys who died in 1471, Piero in 1472, and Maddelena in 1473. Lorenzo gave Guglielmo and his sister sanctuary in the Medici Palace until the Signoria sent an order that the Pazzi husband be banished from Florence. He was conceived in the immediate aftermath of the conspiracy which had caused the death of Lorenzo's brother, Giuliano, and was born when Lorenzo's wife and children were living outside of Florence for their safety.