Francesco Maria de' Medici

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Francesco Maria de' Medici
Cardinal Francesco Maria de' Medici (1660-1711).jpg
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

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 | change 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 | change source]

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]

Duke[change | change 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]

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 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]

References[change | change 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.
  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.
  3. nq.oxfordjournals.org

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