Philip de' Medici

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Filippo de' Medici
Grand Prince of Tuscany
1586 painting of Grand Prince Filippo with his mither by Giovanni Bizzelli.
BornMay 20 1577
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
DiedMarch 29 1582 (aged 4)
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany
Full name
Filippo Cosimo de' Medici
HouseHouse of Medici
FatherGrand Duke Francesco I of Tuscany
MotherArchduchess Joanna of Austria
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Philip de' Medici (May 20, 1577 – March 29, 1582) was a Prince of the Grand Duchy o Tuscany, an heir to the Tuscan throne from his birth till his death in 1582. He was named in honour of King Philip II of Spain. The birth was celebrated with great joy by the court, because thus was secured the succession of the Grand Duchy for another generation and eliminated all the hopes o Bianca Cappello (his father's mistress, and later wife) He was known as Don Filippo. Upon his death, the title of Grand Prince went to his cousin Prince Ferdinando (future Grand Duke Ferdinando I of Tuscany). His older sister Princess Maria was eventually a wife of the future King Henri IV of France.

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