Government: This is an image of a (used to be) powerful family in Florence, Italy. The Medici family was the most powerful family in Florence, Italy. They became rich and powerful from their work in commerce and banking. In fact, 4 members of the Medici family became popes. Their family also raised two French queens. They led the Italian Renaissance during the 15th century. They also sponsored many great artists and scientists such as Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo Da Vinci.
A Beginner's Guide to Understanding a Coat of Arms. This is a visual guide to deciphering and understanding your family's coat of arms. It breaks down the elements and explains the variations and differences associated with the different choices.
Timeline of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II
Timeline of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. This is an enormous timeline of the British Monarchs from 1066 to the present day. The dates of the reigns of each monarch are included with each name and photo. Additional individuals are on the timeline as necessary to show how the line of succession reached a particular monarch.
Tiberio di Titi (Italian,1573-1627) ~ Portrait of Caterina di Ferdinando I de' Medici ~ 1595 ~ Caterina di Ferdinando I de' Medici (1593-1629) was the daughter of Ferdinando I and the grand-daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici. In 1617 she left Florence for Mantua, where she married Ferdinando Gonzaga, who died nine years later in 1626. The following year she returned to Florence before being installed as the Governess of Siena.