The ruler of Florence from 1514 to 1519, Lorenzo dé Medici was part of the influential Medici family and the dedicatee of The Prince. Lorenzo was the nephew of pope Leo X, who appointed Lorenzo the Duke of Urbino. In The Prince Machiavelli urges Lorenzo to unify Italy, although it is unlikely that Lorenzo ever read The Prince.
Lorenzo dé Medici Quotes in The Prince
The The Prince quotes below are all either spoken by Lorenzo dé Medici or refer to Lorenzo dé Medici. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of The Prince published in 2003.).
And if, from your lofty peak, Your Magnificence will sometimes glance down to these low-lying regions, you will realize the extent to which, undeservedly, I have to endure the great and unremitting malice of fortune.
Lorenzo dé Medici Character Timeline in The Prince
The timeline below shows where the character Lorenzo dé Medici appears in The Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Machiavelli contends that the country's greatest hope rests in the "illustrious House" of his dedicatee, Lorenzo dé Medici. Machiavelli asserts that the Medici family, "with its fortune and prowess," is "favored... (full context)