Vittoria della Rovere

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Vittoria della Rovere
Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Consort 26 September 1633 – 23 May 1670
Duchess of Rovere and Montefeltro
Tenure 23 April 1631 - 5 March 1694
Spouse Grand Duke Ferdinando II
Issue
Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Francesco Maria, Duke of Rovere
Full name
Vittoria della Rovere
House House of Medici
House of La Rovere
Father Federico Ubaldo della Rovere, Duke of Urbino
Mother Claudia de' Medici
Born 7 February 1622(1622-02-07)
Ducal Palace of Pesaro, Duchy of Urbino
Died 5 March 1694(1694-03-05) (aged 72)
Ducal Palace of Pisa, Tuscany

Vittoria della Rovere (7 February 1622–5 March 1694) was Grand Duchess of Tuscany as the wife of Grand Duke Ferdinando II.

She gave her husband four children, two of which would survive infancy the future Cosimo III and Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro. She was the Duchess of Rovere and Montefeltro in her own right and these went to her youngest son when she died. She was later the guardian of her three grandchildren. Her marriage bought a lot of art treasures to the House of Medici which are today at the Palazzo Pitti Uffizi Gallery in Florence. She did not get on with her daughter in law Marguerite Louise d'Orléans.

She was the daughter of Claudia de' Medici. She was distantly related to her husband.

Children[change | change source]

  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 issue.
  4. Francesco Maria de' Medici (12 November 1660 – 3 February 1711) married Eleonora Luisa Gonzaga, no issue.


Titles and styles[change | change source]

Arms of Rovere as Grand Duchess of Tuscany
  • 7 February 1622 – 26 September 1633: Donna Vittoria della Rovere
  • 26 September 1633 – 23 May 1670: Her Highness The Grand Duchess of Tuscany
  • 23 May 1670 – 5 March 1694: Her Highness The Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany