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The Soderini and the Medici$
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Paula C. Clarke

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198229926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.001.0001

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The Crisis of 1465–1466

The Crisis of 1465–1466

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(p.65) 3. The Crisis of 1465–1466
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The Soderini and the Medici
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Paula C. Clarke

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.003.0004

Tommaso Soderini's promotion for a second time to the post of Standardbearer of Justice gave him considerable authority within the regime. On October 1463, he was selected as ambassador to Venice. His mission to Venice illustrated the potential value to the Medici of seeing that such duties were exercised by their friends. After his mission, he was required to return to Tuscany in January 1465 to take up the position of the Captain of Pisa. He was not unable to return to Florence until September 1465. By then, the political situation had changed considerably, for after Cosimo de' Medici's death in August 1464, a movement had gradually emerged that combined the two major potential sources of discontentment against Medici primacy. While Tommaso was gradually climbing up to a position of authority second only to Piero's, his brother had joined the political has-beens of Florence.

Keywords:   Standardbearer of Justice, Tommaso Soderini, Venice, Captain of Pisa, Florence, Cosimo de' Medici, Piero de' Medici

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