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    Cosimo de Medici 
Played By: Richard Madden
The main character of the first season, head of the Medici bank.
  • Arranged Marriage: His father chose to marry him to Contessina for political and monetary reasons. He grows to love Contessina, though.
  • Bad Dreams: After the murder of the Albizzis, which is implied to have been ordered by him
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Cosimo wants to be an artist, but Giovanni makes it clear to him that that's not going to happen.
  • Manly Tears: After Lorenzo is murdered
  • Nobility Marries Money: The Medici are rich, the Bardi are nobility.
  • Parents as People: Cosimo is the head of a successfull bank, and tends to expect a lot from his son
  • Your Cheating Heart: He's married to Contessina, but he still starts an affair with Maddalena while in Venice
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    Contessina de Medici 
Played By: Annabel Scholey
Cosimo's wife, born Contessina de Bardi
  • Arranged Marriage: Her father chose to marry her to Cosimo for political and monetary reasons. She grows to love Cosimo, though.
  • Good Parents: Contessina acts as a loving mother to both Piero and Lucrezia
  • Nobility Marries Money: The Medici are rich, the Bardi are nobility.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Contessina does not get along with her mother in law, Piccarda Bueri
  • Parents as People: Contessina acts politically for the Medici bank, and has her own problems such as the troubles in her marriage with Cosimo and her ex coming back to town
  • Parental Substitute: Contessina treats Lucrezia as her daughter, loving and mentoring her.
  • Second Love: When she was young, Contessina wanted to marry Ezio Contarini, who later offers to take her away so they can live together after Cosimo's been send to exile and refused to take her with him. She grows to love Cosimo, though.

    Piero de Medici 
Cosimo's son

    Lucrezia de Medici 
Played By: Valentina Belle
Piero's wife
  • Adorkable
  • Babies Ever After: The first season ends with Lucrezia finally pregnant.
  • Dead Guy Junior: In the season finale, Lucrezia is pregnant and tells Contessina that she plans to call the baby Lorenzo
  • Happily Married: The marriage between Lucrezia and Piero seems to be a very happy one
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: It can be assumed the marriage between Lucrezia and Piero is this, but they genuinely love each other.

    Lorenzo de Medici 
Played By: Stuart Martin
Cosimo's brother
  • Lost Lenore: Spends quite a bit time trying to find his lost love Rosa

    Giovanni de Medici 
Played By: Dustin Hoffman
Cosimo and Lorenzo's father, patriarch of the Medici bank
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Cosimo wants to be an artist, but Giovanni makes it clear to him that that's not going to happen.
  • Love-Obstructing Parents: He intervened in both Cosimo's relationship with Bianca and Lorenzo's relationship with Rosa, leading to the death of Rosa and her child with Lorenzo
  • Parental Marriage Veto: While it's unclear as to whether Cosimo would have actually married Bianca, Lorenzo seems to have been serious about spending his life with Rosa
  • Posthumous Character: He dies in the first episode and is afterwards only seen in flashbacks
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    Ugo Bencini 
Played By: Ken Bones
The Medici bank's administrator, who already served as Giovanni's right hand and continues in this role for Cosimo.

    Marco Bello 
Played By: Guido Caprino
Cosimo's man for the dirty work, loyal to the Medici.
  • Dirty Business: What he usually does for the Medici, even though Cosimo doesn't always agree with his methods.
  • Ship Tease: Is kind to Maddalena and seems to genuily like her, but it later turns out that nothing happened between them

Alternative Title(s): Medici

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