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Francesco Gonzaga, IV

Birthdate: (26)
Birthplace: Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
Death: December 22, 1612 (26)
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Vincenzo I Gonzaga, IV. duca di Mantova and Eleonora de' Medici
Husband of Marguerita di Savoia
Father of Maria Gonzaga, Principessa di Mantova
Brother of Princess Margerita Gonzaga of Mantua; Princess Eleonor Gonzaga of Mantua; Guglielmo Gonzaga; Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Vincenzo II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua

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About Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua

Francesco IV Gonzaga

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Francesco IV Gonzaga (Mantua, May 7, 1586 – Mantua, December 22, 1612), was Duke of Mantua and (as Francesco II) Duke of Montferrat between February 9 and December 22, 1612.


He was the eldest son of Duke Vincenzo I and Eleonora de' Medici.

On February 19, 1608 he married in Turin, Margaret of Savoy (1589 – 1655), daughter of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy.

They had three children :

Maria (1609 – 1660); married 1627 Charles II of Gonzaga (1609 – 1631), Duke of Rethel en Nevers

Ludovico (April 27, 1611 – August 3, 1612)

Eleonora (September 12 – September 13, 1612)

Because Francesco died without male heirs, he was succeeded by his brother Ferdinando.

Francesco IV Gonzaga, 5th Duca di Mantova1 M, #164211, b. 7 May 1586, d. 22 August 1612

Francesco IV Gonzaga, 5th Duca di Mantova|b. 7 May 1586\nd. 22 Aug 1612|p16422.htm#i164211|Vincenzo I Gonzaga, 4th Duca di Mantova|b. 21 Sep 1562\nd. 9 Feb 1612|p11205.htm#i112050|Eleonora de Medici|b. 28 Feb 1567\nd. 19 Sep 1611|p22026.htm#i220251|Guglielmo Gonzaga, 3rd Duca di Mantova|b. 1538\nd. 1587|p11204.htm#i112031|Eleonora Erzherzogin von Österreich|b. 1534\nd. 1594|p11203.htm#i112030|Francesco I. de Medici, Granduca di Toscana|b. 25 Mar 1541\nd. 19 Oct 1587|p11204.htm#i112038|Joanna Erzherzogin von Österreich|b. 24 Jan 1547\nd. 10 Apr 1578|p11204.htm#i112037|

Last Edited=4 Jun 2010 Consanguinity Index=6.5%

Francesco IV, Duke of Mantua2 Francesco IV Gonzaga, 5th Duca di Mantova was born on 7 May 1586.2 He was the son of Vincenzo I Gonzaga, 4th Duca di Mantova and Eleonora de Medici.1,2 He married Margherita di Savoia, Principessa di Savoia, daughter of Carlo Emanuele I, Duca di Savoia and Catalina Micaela von Habsburg, in 1608.2 He died on 22 August 1612 at age 26.1

    Francesco IV Gonzaga, 5th Duca di Mantova succeeded to the title of 5th Duca di Mantova in 1612.1

Child of Francesco IV Gonzaga, 5th Duca di Mantova and Margherita di Savoia, Principessa di Savoia 1.Maria Gonzaga, Principessa di Mantova+2 b. 29 Jul 1609, d. 14 Aug 1660 Citations 1.[S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 107. Hereinafter cited as Dynasties of the World. 2.[S102] Roglo Geneweb Website, online <>. Hereinafter cited as Roglo Geneweb Website. 3.[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

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Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua's Timeline

May 7, 1586
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
July 29, 1609
Age 23
Mantua, Italy
December 22, 1612
Age 26
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy