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Ferdinand II. de' Medici

Cosimo I. de' Medici (1519-1574), Grand Duke of Tuscany since 27. August 1569

Born on:

11. June 1519

Deceased on:

21. April 1574 from a stroke



Maria Salviati (1499-1543), daughter of Lucrezia de' Medici and Jacopo Salviati

  1. Eleonora of Toledo (1522-1562), daughter of the Spanish Viceroy of Naples, Don Pedro Alvarez of Toledo ( 1553); marriage on 29. March 1539
  2. Camilla (1545/47-1590), daughter of the nobleman Antonio Martelli; marriage on 29. March 1570

Illegitimate Children:
  • his daughter Bianca, nicknamed "Bia", born around 1536, deceased on 1. March 1542; her mother is said to have been a Florentine lady
  • his son Giovanni, born on 13. May 1563, deceased on 19. July 1621; his mother was Eleonora degli Albizzi
  • a daughter, whose name we do not know, born and died in 1566; her mother was Eleonora degli Albizzi

Legitimate Children:

for his children from his first marriage, see: Eleonora of Toledo

his daughter from his second marriage: Virginia, born on 29. May 1568, deceased on 13. January 1615; she was married to Duke Cesare I. d'Este of Modena and Reggio on 6. February 1586

his son Fagoro, who was born in 1570 and who probably died in 1578/80

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