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Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

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Italian family of merchants, bankers and patrons. They were established as merchants in Florence by the late 13th century. Andrea di Guglielmo Pazzi (1372–1445) made his fortune as a banker, initially working for the Medici bank in Rome in the 1420s, and had a successful diplomatic and political career. When René I, King of Naples, came to Florence in 1442, he stayed with the Pazzi and conferred a knighthood on Andrea.

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