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15 September 1461|
|Died||6 September 1533(aged 71)|
|Spouse(s)||Lucrezia de' Medici|
Jacopo Salviati (15 September 1461 – 6 September 1533), was an Italian politician and son-in-law of Lorenzo de' Medici. He was married to the prestigious Lucrezia de' Medici, daughter of Lorenzo de' Medici, on 10 September 1486, and they would have 10 children together. The son of Giovanni Salviati and Maddalena Gondi, he devoted himself to the economic affairs of the family, becoming very wealthy. He then engaged in political life. He was Prior of the Guilds (see Guilds of Florence) in 1499 and 1518, then gonfalonier of Justice in 1514. In 1513, he was appointed ambassador to Rome.
When his brother-in-law was elected as Pope Leo X, Jacopo benefited significantly. He was granted a salt monopoly in Romagna, and became a high officer in the Vatican treasury. He earned an income from these of 15000 ducats each year.
In 1531, he was part of the balìa of 200 Florentine citizens charged with reforming the republican government.
He died on 6 September 1553.
His marriage to Lucrezia produced ten children,
- Cardinal Giovanni Salviati (Florence, 1490 - Ravenna, 1553)
- Lorenzo Salviati (Florence, 1492 - Ferrara, 1539), senator and patron
- Piero Salviati, patrician
- Elena Salviati (Florence, 1495 circa - Genoa, 1552), married the Marquis Pallavicino Pallavicino and second marriage to the Prince Iacopo V Appiani in Appiano
- Baptist Salviati (1498–1524)
- Maria Salviati (1499–1543), married to Giovanni dalle Bande Nere. This marriage reunited the main and Popolano branches of the Medici family. His son, Cosimo, was named to lead Florence after the death of Duke Alessandro de' Medici
- Luisa Salviati, married Sigismund de Luna and Peralta
- Francesca Salviati, married first to Piero Gualterotti and second, in 1533, to Ottaviano de' Medici and was the mother of Pope Leo XI
- Bernardo Salviati (1505/1508 - Rome, 1568), was a knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, created a Cardinal in 1561
- Alamanno (1510–1571), patrician
- Tomas, Natalie R. (2003). The Medici Women: Gender and Power in Renaissance Florence. Aldershot: Ashgate. p. 229. ISBN 0754607771.
Lauro Martines, a professor emeritus of European history at UCLA, (U.S.A.), April Blood: Florence and the Plot against the Medici [Paperback], 328 pages, Oxford Univ. Press,(2004), also accessible through Kindle, Publisher: Vintage Digital (January 31, 2011).ISBN 978-1-4391-9389-1, (ebook). Also, ISBN 978-0-19-517609-4
- Miles J. Unger, http://www.milesjunger.com . Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici, edit. (May 5, 2009). Simon&Schuster Paperbacks, New York. American Journalist resident for 5 years in Florence, Italy, ISBN 978-0-7432-5435-9
- Miles J. Unger, Machiaveli:A Biography" , published June 14, 2011, accessible also through Kindle., 499 pages. ISBN 9781416556305
- Christopher Hibbert, (1924 - 2008), & Mary Hollingsworth: The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519, [Paperback], 321 pages, Harcourt Publ. Co, Orlando, Florida ISBN 978-0-15-101033-2
He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, England. Available in Kindle Edition.