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Profit
Beneficio
Currency
Moneda
Usury
Usura
Banking
Banca
Dynasty
Dinastía

The Medici Family

A short article on the Medici family's contribution to Florence.

Intermediate
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The Medici Family

A short article on the Medici family's contribution to Florence.

Intermediate
Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

Florence is considered the cradle of the Renaissance. It was also a strategic place for the development of the modern banking system. You might think that there is nothing further from art than finance, but Florence's unparalleled artistic splendor owes a lot to banking. It has all to do with one family: The Medici.

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