Origin of FlorenceFrench from Classical Latin Florentia, literally , a blooming from florens, present participle of florere, to bloom from flos: see bloom
a feminine name: dim. Flo, Flossie; equiv. Ger. Florenz, It. Fiorenza, Sp. Florencia
commune in Tuscany, central Italy, on the Arno River: It. name Firenze
Origin of Florenceultimately from Classical Latin Florentia: see Florence
A city of central Italy on the Arno River east of Pisa. Originally an Etruscan settlement, then a Roman town, Florence was a powerful city-state under the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, with a brilliant artistic flowering led by Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri, and Raphael. Florence was the capital of newly unified Italy from 1865 to 1871, when the government was moved to Rome.x
- This happened six hundred years ago, in the city of Florence in Italy.
- Pier Damiani e del suo tempo (Florence, 1862); F.
- And of his consort Maria Luisa of Spain, was born in Florence in 1783, and from 1818-48 was viceroy of the kingdom of Lombardo-Venetia; his mother was the Princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles Albert, King of Sardinia.
- He made his home with his elder brother Piero at Florence throughout the agitation of Savonarola and the invasion of Charles VIII.
- Charles took Florence and the Medici family under his protection and promised to punish all enemies of the Catholic faith.