Alessandro de' Medici, duca di Firenze

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Alessandro de' Medici

Also Known As: "il Moro"
Birthdate: (26)
Birthplace: Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Death: January 6, 1537 (26)
Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy (Murdered by his cousin Lorenzaccio de' Medici )
Place of Burial: Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Pope Clement VII and Simonetta da Collevechio
Husband of Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Parma
Father of Giulia de' Medici; Giulio de' Medici and Porzia de' Medici

Occupation: Duke of Florence
Managed by: FARKAS Mihály László
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About Alessandro de' Medici, duca di Firenze

His mother was presumably an Arab slave or a peasant woman from Roman Campagna. He was brought up in the Medici palace in Florence from where the family had fled in 1527 on hearing that Rome had been sacked. Following the Treaty of Barcelona he returned to Florence in 1530 at the head of an army of Spanish mercenaries where the governing body declared him an hereditary duke after the dissolution of the Signoria. However, his power faltered after the death of Clement VII. At the age of 26 he was killed by an assassin who was presumably hired by his cousin, Lorenzino (the son of the great-grandson of Lorenzo il Vecchio).

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Alessandro de' Medici, duca di Firenze's Timeline

July 22, 1510
Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Age 23
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
January 6, 1537
Age 26
Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Age 26
Age 26
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy