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Students understand the significant challenges and developments faced by the society that caused progress or decline, including the Reformation, Renaissance and Age of Exploration.
The Medici family were Italian merchants and bankers who ruled Florence and, later Tuscany from 1434 to 1737.
To explore more about how the Medici family used the wealth from their banking and business activities to gain power in Florence and Tuscany as well throughout Italy and Europe see the Medici Family resources under the Power & Politics tab.
Did you know that one of the oldest bank in the world (Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena) was founded in the Italian Republic of Siena during the early Renaissance?