Who Were Maecenas?

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Who were Patrons of Science and Art (Maecenas)?

In the Renaissance era, the role of patronage was central to the flowering of arts, science and culture. Patronage during the Renaissance was more than financial support; it was a complex interplay of art, politics, and social status. Patrons, or Maecenas, were often influential figures who used their wealth and power to sponsor artists and scientists, and shape the cultural landscape of their time. The Renaissance period is widely recognized as a time of great cultural and intellectual flourishing in Europe. It was during this era that art, literature and science experienced unprecedented growth and innovation, leading to the creation of some of the most celebrated works in history. By playing a crucial role in facilitating the rebirth of culture and science for centuries to come, Maecenas achieved the eternal glory and immortality through their noble acts of patronage.

The word “Maecenas” originates from Ancient Rome (2000 years ago) and Gaius Maecenas who was a diplomat and counsellor of emperor Augustus.

By providing  financial support to Artists and Poets, his name became immortalized and synonymous with “Patron of Science” in all European languages.

At Maecenium, we want to connect Maecenas with Scientists and help them exchange ideas and solving problems.

If you want to become like Maecenas, submit the form and we will find you Scientists who can help you.

Imagine supporting Scientists who will discover new species and naming them after you. It would make your name immortalized. 

Join Maecenium today!


Embark on the journey of scientific Renaissance, where the convergence of curiosity, wisdom and innovation ignites a profound transformation in our understanding of the Universe.

The First Call for Scientific Grants is Open!

Deadline for submissions: 06.06.2024.

Choose your role for our New Renaissance Mission


Maecenas, Patron of Science, provides funding and conveys the idea to Scientists

Renaissance Scientist at Maecenium

Scientist, presenting own idea to Maecenas, or providing the solution to Maecenas’ problem.

Renaissance Supporter of Science, at Maecenium

Supporter, spreads the word about the mission, and provides inspiration for Scientists

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