Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro

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Francesco Maria de' Medici
Medici while Cardinal
Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro
Reign 6 March 1694 – 3 February 1711
Spouse Eleonora Luisa Gonzaga
Full name
Francesco Maria de' Medici
House House of Medici
Father Ferdinando II de' Medici
Mother Vittoria della Rovere
Born 12 November 1660
Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany
Died February 3, 1711(1711-02-03) (aged 50)
Bagno a Ripoli, Florence, Tuscany
Religion Roman Catholicism

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.

Early life[change | edit source]

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.

Cardinal[change | edit source]

In 1686, Pope Innocent XII made him a cardinal. In 1709, he was permitted to give up his role as cardinal.[1]

Duke[change | edit source]

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]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bensley, Edward. (1915). "Francesco Maria, Cardinal de' Medici," Notes and Queries, p. 408; retrieved 2011-10-28.

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