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A prominent merchant family in Italy during the Renaissance was:

A. The Gutenbergs

B. The Machiavellis

C. The da Vincis

D. The Medicis

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Answer: D. The Medicis

The Medici family was a powerful merchant family during the renaissance in Italy. Also known as The House of Medici, this family was widely known as bankers and wool merchants particularly during the renaissance. They played a major role in the spreading of humanism and arts during the renaissance in Italy.

The Medici family was one of the most powerful and wealthiest families in Florence until the seventeenth century. The Medici bank was the largest in Europe during the 15th century. This bank facilitated the Medici family’s rise to prominence and political power in Florence.

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