Trend of Patronage

Patronage, derived from the Latin word for father, illustrates a trend that began in Renaissance Italy where rich merchant families became patrons (sponsors) of people that showed gifted talents in areas such as the sciences, music, and art. Being a patron meant supplying the gifted individuals with money, accomodations, and various materials. Providing these gifted individuals with such resources allowed them to dedicate all of their energy to their respective field.

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Event date:

circa. 1400