Author: Mario de Valdes y Cocom

Maa for the BBC, Discovery and History Channels, most of his work has been with WGBH, the PBS affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts where he is also a researcher for Frontline, the network's flagship public affairs series.
October 8, 2009

Alessandro de’ Medici: Renaissance race card?

In a sarcophagus in the Chapel of San Lorenzo, the one surmounted by the brooding figure of Michelangelo's Il Pensieroso, and on which two of his even more famous nudes recline, is interred the first Duke of Florence, Alessandro de' Medici, called Il Moro (the Moor).   The contents