Maria Magdalena of Austria

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Maria Maddalena of Austria
Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Tenure 17 February 1609 – 28 February 1621
Spouse Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Issue
Ferdinando II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Cardinal Gian Carlo
Margherita, Duchess of Parma
Mattias, Governor of Siena
Prince Francesco
Anna, Archduchess of Austria
Leopold, Governor of Siena
Full name
Maria Magdalena
House House of Habsburg
House of Medici
Father Charles II, Archduke of Austria
Mother Maria Anna of Bavaria
Born 7 October 1589(1589-10-07)
Graz, Austria
Died 1 November 1631(1631-11-01) (aged 42)
Padua, Venice

Maria Magdalena of Austria or Maria Maddalena of Austria (7 October 1589 – 1 November 1631) was Grand Duchess of Tuscany from her husband's accession in 1609 until his death in 1621. With him, she had eight children, including a duchess of Parma, a grand duke of Tuscany, and an archduchess of Further Austria. She was the youngest daughter of Charles II, Archduke of Inner Austria, and his wife Maria Anna of Bavaria. During the minority of her son, Grand Duke Ferdinando II, she and her mother-in-law Christina of Lorraine acted as regents. She died in Padua.

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