Sentence Examples


  • COLA DI RIENZI (c. 13131 354), tribune of the Roman people, was born in Rome, being the son of a tavern-keeper named Lorenzo Gabrini.
  • [Giovanni de'] (1475-1521), pope from the 11th of March 1513 to the ist of December 1521, was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, called the Magnificent, and was born at Florence on the 11th of December 1475.
  • 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 war lasted from February to September 1517 and ended with the expulsion of the duke and the triumph of Lorenzo; but it revived the nefarious policy of Alexander VI., increased brigandage and anarchy in the States of the Church, hindered the preparations for a crusade and wrecked the papal finances.

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