Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany

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Ferdinando de' Medici
Niccolò Cassani, Gran Principe Ferdinando (1687, vasari corridor Uffizi).jpg
Grand Prince of Tuscany
Tenure23 May 1670 - 31 October 1713
Born(1663-08-09)9 August 1663
Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany
Died31 October 1713(1713-10-31) (aged 50)
Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany
Burial
SpouseViolante Beatrice of Bavaria
Full name
Ferdinando de' Medici
RoyalHouse of Medici
FatherCosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany
MotherMarguerite Louise d'Orléans
ReligionCatholicism

Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (9 August 1663 – 31 October 1713) was the son of Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans. Ferdinando was heir to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, with the title Grand Prince from his father's accession in 1670 until his death in 1713. He married Violante Beatrice of Bavaria in 1689 but the marriage remained childless. He died of syphilis aged 50.

His older brother Gian Gastone de' Medici, then became Grand Prince and later was the Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

Arms of the grand prince
  • 9 August 1663 – 23 May 1670: His Highness Prince Ferdinando de' Medici
  • 23 May 1670 – 5 February 1691: His Highness The Grand Prince of Tuscany
  • 5 February 1691 – 31 October 1713: His Royal Highness The Grand Prince of Tuscany