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Lippi, the name of a family of Florentine artists. The eldest, Francesco Filippo (1421-88), took the vows of a Carmelite monk, but abandoned the Church. After many adventures he settled in Italy, and took service under the Grand Duke of Florence. Filippo (1460-1505), son of Francesco, enjoyed considerable reputation. Lorenzo (1606-64), besides inheriting his ancestors' skill in painting, was a distinguished poet and musician, and wrote a burlesque poem, entitled Malmantile Racquistato.