Averardo de' Medici

Averardo de' Medici (born 1320, Florence – died 1363, Florence), also known as Everard De Medici or Bicci to disambiguate with his two homonymous ancestors, was the son of Salvestro de' Medici (1300, Florence – 1346, Florence; son of Averardo II de' Medici, 1270–1319), "il Chiarissimo" (English meaning "the fairest" for his complexion, or also interpreted as "the clearest") and the father of three children: Giovanni, Francesco, and Antonia. Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici would become the first historically significant member of the Medici family of Florence and the founder of the Medici Bank.

Averardo de' Medici
Averardo de' medici, xvii century print.jpg
17th-century image of Averardo de' Medici
Born1320, Florence
Died1363, Florence
Noble familyMedici
Spouse(s)Jacopa Spini
Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici
Francesco de' Medici
Antonia de' Medici
FatherSalvestro de Medici 'il Chiarissimo'

He was named after the legendary knight Averardo, from whom the Medici claimed descent. He was a second cousin of Salvestro de' Medici.


  • Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici; married Piccarda Bueri.
  • Francesco de' Medici (d. 1402); married Selvaggia Gianfigliazzi and Francesca Balducci.
  • Antonia de' Medici; married Angelo Ardinghelli.


  • Brucker, Gene A. (1957). The Medici in the Fourteenth Century. Medieval Academy of America.
  • Lee, Alexander (2014). The Ugly Renaissance. Hutchinson.

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