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The Medici: Godfathers of the Re…: Power vs. Truth

http://www.pbs.org/empires/ – Giorgio Vasari writes a book to define the Renaissance; Galileo pursues his scientific studies with the support of the Medici family.

the Medici Pope

http://www.pbs.org/empires/ – Giovanni de’ Medici becomes Pope Leo X in 1513 and begins to sell indulgences to restore papal funds; Martin Luther protests the selling of indulgences.

The Medici: Godfathers of…: The Magnificent Medici

http://www.pbs.org/empires/ – Lorenzo de’ Medici becomes a driving force of the Renaissance; monk Savonarola promotes fundamentalist purification of Florence after the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici.