Vittoria della Rovere
|Vittoria della Rovere|
|Grand Duchess of Tuscany|
|Consort||6 April 1637 – 23 May 1670|
|Duchess of Rovere and Montefeltro|
|Tenure||23 April 1631 - 5 March 1694|
|Born||7 February 1622|
Ducal Palace of Pesaro, Duchy of Urbino
|Died||5 March 1694 (aged 72)|
Ducal Palace of Pisa, Tuscany
|Spouse||Grand Duke Ferdinando II|
|Issue||Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany|
Francesco Maria, Duke of Rovere
|House||House of Medici|
House of La Rovere
|Father||Federico Ubaldo della Rovere, Duke of Urbino|
|Mother||Claudia de' Medici|
Vittoria della Rovere (7 February 1622–5 March 1694) was Grand Duchess of Tuscany as the wife of Grand Duke Ferdinando II.
She gave her husband four children, two of which would survive infancy the future Cosimo III and Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro. She was the Duchess of Rovere and Montefeltro in her own right and these went to her youngest son when she died. She was later the guardian of her three grandchildren. Her marriage bought a lot of art treasures to the House of Medici which are today at the Palazzo Pitti Uffizi Gallery in Florence. She did not get on with her daughter in law Marguerite Louise d'Orléans.
She was the daughter of Claudia de' Medici. She was distantly related to her husband.
Children[change | change source]
- Cosimo de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (19 December 1639 - 21 December 1639) died in infancy.
- Unnamed daughter (1640)
- Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (14 August 1642 – 31 October 1723) married Marguerite Louise d'Orléans and had issue.
- Francesco Maria de' Medici (12 November 1660 – 3 February 1711) married Eleonora Luisa Gonzaga, no issue.
Titles, styles, honours and arms[change | change source]
Titles and styles[change | change source]
- 7 February 1622 – 6 April 1637 Her Highness Vittoria della Rovere, Princess of Urbino
- 6 April 1637 – 23 May 1670 Her Most Serene Highness The Grand Duchess of Tuscany
- 23 May 1670 – 5 March 1694 Her Most Serene Highness The Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany