Definition of Cosimo the Elder
1. Noun. Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464).
Generic synonyms: Financier, Moneyman, National Leader, Solon, Statesman
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cosimo The Elder
Literary usage of Cosimo the Elder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"With him, in 1519, the legitimate male descent of Cosimo the Elder came to an end. ... 1574, was the descendant of a brother of Cosimo the Elder and ..."
2. Italy: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1895)
"... simple tomb of Cosimo the Elder, selected by himself, in which he was laid on Aug. 2nd, 1464, according to his own request without any funereal pomp. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Thus far we have had no occasion to speak of the younger branch of the Medici, descended from Lorenzo, brother to Cosimo the elder. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Cosimo, surnamed Cosimo the Elder, to distinguish him from the many others bearing the same name, and honoured after his death by the title of Pater patria, ..."
5. The Art of the Uffizi Palace and the Florence Academy by Charles Christian Heyl (1912)
"... that the medal is real, sunk into the wooden panel upon which the portrait is painted, and bears on its face the relief profile of Cosimo the Elder. ..."