Florentine Trilogy, Part 1 of 3: Lorenzo the Magnificent – Patron and poet

Lorenzo de Medici
Lorenzo de Medici

In part one of his Florentine Trilogy, David Swatling profiles the incredible life of Lorenzo de’ Medici (1449-1492), a member of the most prominent Florentine family. Apart from being a poet, musician, philosopher and diplomat, he was also a great patron of the arts, beautifying and enlarging Florence.

Producer: David Swatling

Broadcast: August 23, 2000