The Valori family belonged to Florence during a period of the Italian Renaissance, they were prominent in Florentine politics for five generations.[1][2]


Chapel at San ProcoloEdit

The family had a chapel in San Procolo, containing Crucifixion by the artist Filippino Lippi. The high altar there was painted by Giotto.[3][4][5]

Bartolemeo di FilippoEdit

Was born on the 31st of August 1436, Filippo was on friendly terms with Lorenzo di Medici, and funded Ficino's translation of Plato after the Pazzi conspiracy of 1478. A correspondence written prior to June the 2nd 1484, shows Ficino reports Filippo is having the corpus of Plato published at his own expense.[6][7][8][9]

He was a student of Traversari.[10]

A principal member of the Council of Florence.[11]


He was married to a lady of the Canigiani family.[12] He was the leader of Florence in 1497, and endured an unsuccessful plot to return Piero de' Medici to power.[13] Francesco was murdered close to the San Procolo chapel, sometime during April 1498, by Vincenzio Ridolfi.[12]


Was born sometime during 1464 and died during 1526. He wrote a history of Lorenzo de' Medici, father to Pope Leo X.[10][14][15] He was a nephew to Francesco.[13]


  1. ^ M Jurdjevic ISBN 0191607096 [Retrieved 2015-3-21]
  2. ^ M Jurdjevic shown in Lorenzo de' Medici: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide p.8 [Retrieved 2015-3-21]
  3. ^ The Drawings of Filippino Lippi and His Circle (p.13) edited by GR. Goldner, C Bambach [Retrieved 2015-3-21]
  4. ^ Jill Burke - Changing Patrons: Social Identity and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Florence (p.155) [Retrieved 2015-3-21] (ed. identified <Valori Chapel>)
  5. ^ Raffaello Borghini (c.1584)- Il Riposo (p.169) University of Toronto Press, 2007 [Retrieved 2015-3-21]
  6. ^ J Kirshner - Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy University of Toronto Press, 26 Feb 2015 ISBN 1442664525 [Retrieved 2015-3-21]
  7. ^ M Jurdjevic - Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance Oxford University Press, 6 Mar 2008 ISBN 0191607096 (214 pages) [Retrieved 2015-2-21]
  8. ^ Paul Oskar Kristeller - Studies in Renaissance Thought and Letters, Volume 3 (p.145) Ed. di Storia e Letteratura, 1993 [Retrieved 2015-3-21]
  9. ^ Oxford dictionaries - corpus [Retrieved 2015-3-21](ed. knows prior of this word via mention somewhere of Corpus Christi College, Oxford possibly,but first source is not known)
  10. ^ a b Lackner, D. F. (2002). Allen, M. J. B.; Rees, V.; Davies, M. (eds.). Marsilio Ficino: His Theology, His Philosophy, His Legacy. BRILL. ISBN 9004118551. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  11. ^ Poggio in Notes and Queries (p.36) Oxford University Press, 1850 (Original from UC Southern Regional Library Facility, Digitized - 24 Jul 2014)[Retrieved 2015-3-21]
  12. ^ a b L Martines (21 Apr 2006). Fire in the City: Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence (p.238-9). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199884307. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  13. ^ a b Tomas 2003, p. 109.
  14. ^ RC Trexler shown on p.7 of Lorenzo de' Medici: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Oxford University Press, 1 Jun 2010 ISBN 0199809593 [Retrieved 2015-3-21]
  15. ^ W Roscoe - The life and pontificate of Leo the tenth, 4th ed., revised by T. Roscoe (p.360) published 1846 [Retrieved 2015-3-21]


  • Tomas, Natalie R. (2003). The Medici Women: Gender and Power in Renaissance Florence. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 0754607771.

External linksEdit

Shepheard Walwyn Publishers Ltd, 1 Aug 2010 - All Things Natural: Ficino on Plato's Timaeus By Marsilio Ficino

excerpt from The diary of Bartolemeo Bibliotecha, Firenze shown in The Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study - edited by GA. Brucker