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Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

Grand Duke of Tuscany

Ferdinando II de' Medici (14 July 1610 – 23 May 1670) was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1621 to 1670. He was the eldest child of Cosimo II de' Medici and Maria Maddalena of Austria. His 49-year rule saw the Medici Bank fail. He married Vittoria della Rovere, with whom he had two children: Cosimo III de' Medici, his eventual successor, and Francesco Maria de' Medici, a Prince of the Church.

Ferdinando II
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Ferdinando II de' Medici.
Grand Duke of Tuscany
Reign28 February 1621 – 23 May 1670
PredecessorCosimo II de' Medici
SuccessorCosimo III de' Medici
Born14 July 1610
Pitti Palace, Florence
Died23 May 1670 (aged 59)
Pitti Palace, Florence
ConsortVittoria della Rovere
Issue
Detail
Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Francesco Maria, Duke of Rovere
Full name
Ferdinando de' Medici
HouseHouse of Medici
FatherGrand Duke Cosimo II of Tuscany
MotherMaria Maddalena of Austria
ReligionRoman Catholicism

ChildrenEdit

  1. Cosimo de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (19 December 1639 - 21 December 1639) died in infancy.
  2. Unnamed son (1640).
  3. Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (14 August 1642 – 31 October 1723) married Marguerite Louise d'Orléans and had children.
  4. Francesco Maria de' Medici (12 November 1660 – 3 February 1711) married Eleonora Luisa Gonzaga, no children.

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 14 July 1610 – 28 February 1621 His Highness The Grand Prince of Tuscany
  • 28 February 1621 – 23 May 1670 His Highness The Most Serene Grand Duke of Tuscany