Violante Beatrice of Bavaria

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Violante Beatrice of Bavaria (23 January 1673 – 30 May 1731) was the wife of the Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, the heir to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

She was the youngest child of Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria and Henrietta Adelaide of Savoy and was a sister to Louis XIV's daughter-in-law.

She married Ferdinando de' Medici on 9 January 1689 and became known as the Grand Princess of Tuscany. Her husband died on 31 October 1713 and she did not have any children. She was put in charge of Siena in 1717 and died in 1731.

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Arms of Violante Beatrice as Grand Princess of Tuscany
  • 23 January 1673 – 9 January 1689: Her Serene Highness Princess Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, Duchess of Bavaria
  • 9 January 1689 – 5 February 1691: Her Highness The Grand Princess of Tuscany
  • 5 February 1691 – 31 October 1713: Her Royal Highness The Grand Princess of Tuscany
  • 31 October 1713 – 12 April 1717: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Grand Princess of Tuscany
  • 12 April 1717 – 30 May 1731: Her Royal Highness The Governor of Siena