"She was universally beloved; possessing considerable talents she was a zealous patroness of literature and of genius in every form, her sympathy for the poor and oppressed was continually manifested, cheerfulness followed wherever she appeared, and we are told, 'she was equally liked by the learned, the friendless, and the gay.'" (in: G.F. Young: The Medici. Vol. 2. London 1930, pp. 487-488)
Violante Beatrice lost her eldest sister Maria Anna Christine Victorie on 20th April 1690, who was married to the Dauphin Louis, the eldest son of the French King Louis XIV. She died at the early age of 29.
Violante Beatrice was the eighth and youngest child of the Elector Ferdinand Maria of Bavaria and his wife Henriette Adelheid of Savoy.
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