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This could use some expanding + sources, certainly the Albizzi family also did well under Medici rule in the 15. century, it was only Rinaldo and his sons that were exiled in 1434, and Luca Albizzi was one of the leading Medici partisan under the crisis of 1433-34. I haven't got time to find sources right now, but I thought I'd add this critisism to the talk page so people could see.

Luca Albizzi developed a friendship with Cosimo de' Medici, so much so, that when the Albizzi were exiled under the Medici regime in 1434, Luca Albizzi was permitted to stay in Florence. In actual fact, he went on to become a pro-Medici Gonfalonier of Justice in 1442, whilst his brother, Rinaldo, was still in exile. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:25, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

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This article was created as Albizzi. House of Albizzi has the same pretentious ring as House of Rockefeller.--Wetman (talk) 19:24, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

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A portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni, the daughter in law of Giovanni Tornabuoni. She was a member of the Albizzi family, who were rivals of the Medici and Alberti families, and were at the centre of Florentine oligarchy starting from 1382 in the reaction that followed the Ciompi revolt. However, after Cosimo de' Medici returned from exile in 1434 (arranged by Rinaldo degli Albizzi) and regained power, he in turn exiled all but one of the Albizzis from Florence. This painting was done around 1490, long after the Albizzis' fall from grace.Artist: Domenico Ghirlandaio