Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro

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Francesco Maria de' Medici (12 November 1660 – 3 February 1711) was an Italian political leader, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro.

Francesco Maria de' Medici
Medici while Cardinal
Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro
Reign6 March 1694 – 3 February 1711
Born12 November 1660
Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany
Died3 February 1711(1711-02-03) (aged 50)
Bagno a Ripoli, Florence, Tuscany
SpouseEleonora Luisa Gonzaga
Full name
Francesco Maria de' Medici
HouseHouse of Medici
FatherFerdinando II de' Medici
MotherVittoria della Rovere
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Early life


Medici was born in Florence. He was the second son of Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.[1]

In 1683 he was made governor of Siena.



In 1686, Pope Innocent XII made him a cardinal. In 1709, he was permitted to give up his role as cardinal on 14 July 1709[2] the same year.[1]

In March 1694, he inherited to the Duchies of Rovere and Montefeltro.

In 1709, he married Eleonora Luisa Gonzaga.[1]

Medici died at the Bagno a Ripoli in 1711.[1]

Titles and styles

  • 12 November 1660 – 6 March 1694: His Highness Prince Francesco Maria de' Medici.
  • 6 March 1694 – 3 February 1711: His Highness The Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro.
  • 2 September 1686 – 19 June 1709: His Eminence Cardinal Francesco Maria de' Medici.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bensley, Edward. (1915). "Francesco Maria, Cardinal de' Medici,"[permanent dead link] Notes and Queries, p. 408; retrieved 28 October 2011.
  2. Mark NOBLE (Rector of Barming.) (1797). Memoirs of the illustrious House of Medici, from Giovanni, the founder of their greatness, who died in.. 1428, to the death of Giovanni-Gaston, the last Grand Duke of Tuscany, in 1737. Illustrated with.. genealogical tables. p. 393.
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