Prestige of Florentine Families

The Medici family did not have the greatest wealth or most seats in the legislature, yet it rose to power. Through marriages, the Medici family had a position of centrality in the social network, crucial for communication, brokering deals, etc.

The Medici family was connected to other well-connected families:
The Medici family was relatively close to other families:
The Medici family could easily withhold or distort information in transmission:
Highlight the top two families with highest centrality score: