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Encyclopedia > Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (14 July 161023 May 1670) ruled as Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1621 to 1670. July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Events January 7 - Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean moons of Jupiter. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... Events January 21 – Highwayman Claude Duval is executed in Tyburn, Middlesex April - Pope Clement X is elected. ... Unofficial Medici Rulers of Florence, 1434_1531 Cosimo de Medici 1434_1464 Piero I de Medici 1464-1469 (The Gouty) Lorenzo I de Medici 1469-1492 (The Magnificent) Giuliano de Medici 1469-1478 Piero II de Medici 1492-1494 Republic restored 1494-1512 Cardinal Giovanni de Medici 1512_1513 Lorenzo II de Medici... Events February 9 - Gregory XV is elected pope. ... Events January 21 – Highwayman Claude Duval is executed in Tyburn, Middlesex April - Pope Clement X is elected. ...


He was the son of Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Maria Magadalena of Austria. His father died when he was only 11, so his mother acted as regent when he ascended the throne. He took the reigns himself in 1628, but he was unable to retain the independence of Tuscany from foreign powers and the Church. Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ...


He was loved by his subjects because of his mild disposition and friendliness, although these qualities made him a bad leader.


He married Vittoria della Rovere, and they had the following children:

  • Cosimo (August 14, 1642 – October 31, 1723), who married in 1661 to Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, a cousin of the King Louis XIV of France.


Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. ...

Preceded by:
Cosimo II de' Medici
Grand Duke of Tuscany
1610–1670
Succeeded by:
Cosimo III de' Medici


Unofficial Medici Rulers of Florence, 1434_1531 Cosimo de Medici 1434_1464 Piero I de Medici 1464-1469 (The Gouty) Lorenzo I de Medici 1469-1492 (The Magnificent) Giuliano de Medici 1469-1478 Piero II de Medici 1492-1494 Republic restored 1494-1512 Cardinal Giovanni de Medici 1512_1513 Lorenzo II de Medici...


 
 

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