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How old was Lorenzo de Medici when he died?

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Lorenzo played a role in bringing Savonarola to Florence. Lorenzo died during the late night of 8 April or during the early morning of 9 April 1492, at the longtime family villa of Careggi (Florentine reckoning considers days to begin at sunset, so his death date is the 9th in that reckoning). read more

Lorenzo's heir was his eldest son, Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, known as "Piero the Unfortunate". In 1494, he squandered his father's patrimony and brought down the Medici dynasty in Florence. His second son, Giovanni, who became Pope Leo X, retook the city in 1512 with the aid of a Spanish army. read more

Lorenzo de’ Medici, byname Lorenzo the Magnificent, Italian Lorenzo il Magnifico, (born January 1, 1449, Florence [Italy]—died April 9, 1492, Careggi, near Florence), Florentine statesman, ruler, and patron of arts and letters, the most brilliant of the Medici. read more

(poem by Lorenzo de’ Medici) He was married for only six months when his father died. A delegation came to visit Lorenzo. They wanted him, with the assistance of his brother Giuliano, to take over from their father in leading the city. read more

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