|Giuliano de' Medici|
Portrait by "Sandro Botticelli.
|Born||25 March 1453
"Florence, "Republic of Florence
|Died||26 April 1478 (aged 25)
"Florence Cathedral, "Republic of Florence
|Father||"Piero the Gouty|
Giuliano de' Medici (25 March 1453 – 26 April 1478) was the second son of "Piero de' Medici (the Gouty) and "Lucrezia Tornabuoni. As co-ruler of "Florence, with his brother "Lorenzo the Magnificent, he complemented his brother's image as the "patron of the arts" with his own image as the handsome, sporting, "golden boy."
As the opening stroke of the "Pazzi Conspiracy, he was "assassinated on Sunday, 26 April 1478 in the "Duomo of Florence, "Santa Maria del Fiore, by "Francesco de' Pazzi and Bernardo Baroncelli. He was killed by a sword wound to the head and was stabbed 19 times.
After a modest funeral on 30 April 1478, Giuliano was buried in his father's tomb in the "Church of San Lorenzo but later, with his brother Lorenzo, was reinterred in the "Medici Chapel of the same church, in a tomb surmounted by a statue of the Madonna and Child of "Michelangelo.
Guiliano de' Medici is portrayed by "Tom Bateman in "Starz's original series "Da Vinci's Demons. He has an affair with Vanessa, who becomes pregnant with his child. He is murdered in the season 1 finale. Giuliano de' Medici will be portrayed by "Bradley James in the second season of the TV series "Medici: Masters of Florence.
"Angelo Poliziano wrote two works which include Giuliano de' Medici as a major character. Stanze per la giostra di Giuliano was written to commemorate a joust that Giuliano won in 1475. It is mostly fictionalized and involves Giuliano's love for "Simonetta Vespucci. It was left unfinished, for both of his protagonists (Giuliano and Simonetta) died. The other work is Coniurationis Commentarium, which was written in 1478 to commemorate Giuliano's murder. It explains the people involved in the plot and the events of the day of his assassination.
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