The death of Lorenzo on the 8th of April, however, called the seventeen-year-old cardinal to Florence.
Leo had intended his younger brother Giuliano and his nephew Lorenzo for brilliant secular careers.
The new duke of Urbino was the Lorenzo de' Medici to whom Machiavelli addressed The Prince.
Some of the nominations were excellent, such as Lorenzo Campeggio, Giambattista Pallavicini, Adrian of Utrecht, Cajetan, Cristoforo Numai and Egidio Canisio.
Of Spain as inevitable;' and the election of Charles (28th of June 1519) revealed Leo's desertion of his French alliance, a step facilitated by the death at about the same time of Lorenzo de' Medici and his French wife.