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

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