Carlo de' Medici
|Carlo de' Medici|
Carlo di Cosimo de' Medici
|Father||Cosimo de' Medici (Illegitimate child)|
|Born||1428 or 1430
Florence, Republic of Florence
|Died||29 May 1492|
Carlo di Cosimo de' Medici (1428 or 1430 – May 29, 1492) was an Italian priest.
Born at Florence, he was the illegitimate son of Cosimo de' Medici (the Elder) and a slave Circassian named Magdalene (Maddalena in Italian). His father forced him to take on a religious life. After becoming canon of the cathedral at Florence in 1450, he was appointed rector of Pieve di Santa Maria (Dicomano) in Mugello and the Pieve of San Donato di Calenzano.
Carlo was portrayed by Andrea Mantegna in 1466. He also appears in Filippo Lippi's Stories of St. Stephen and St. John the Baptist in the Prato Cathedral and, perhaps, in Benozzo Gozzoli's paintings in the Magi Chapel in Florence.