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Maria Gonzaga or Marie of Mantua (Mantua, July 29, 1609 - Mantua, August 14, 1660) was an Italian princess of the House of Gonzaga, and regent of Mantua. Maria was the eldest and only surviving child of Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat and Margaret of Savoy (1589 – 1655), daughter of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy. Her father died aged 26 in 1612 when she was only three years old, and was succeeded as Duke of Mantua by his two brothers, who had no issue. This made Maria and her husband Charles of Nevers in 1627 successors to the two Duchies. Maria was already Duchess of Montferrat since 1612. This led to the War of Mantuan Succession. The outcome was that, after the death of her husband Charles in 1631, his father Charles became the new Duke of Mantua until his death in 1637. Maria and Charles had three children: Eleonora (1628-1686), who married in 1651 Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor. Maria Charles (1629-1665). Maria exercised the regency of Mantua on behalf of her son for ten years, until 1647. She died in 1660, aged 51.
Maria Gonzaga, Principessa di Mantova1 F, #105248, b. 29 July 1609, d. 14 August 1660
Maria Gonzaga, Principessa di Mantova|b. 29 Jul 1609\nd. 14 Aug 1660|p10525.htm#i105248|Francesco IV Gonzaga, 5th Duca di Mantova|b. 7 May 1586\nd. 22 Aug 1612|p16422.htm#i164211|Margherita di Savoia, Principessa di Savoia|b. 28 Apr 1589\nd. 25 Jun 1655|p11367.htm#i113662|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|Carlo E. I., Duca di Savoia|b. 12 Jan 1562\nd. 26 Jul 1630|p10766.htm#i107658|Catalina M. von Habsburg|b. 10 Oct 1567\nd. 6 Nov 1597|p10501.htm#i105009|
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Maria Gonzaga, Principessa di Mantova 2 Maria Gonzaga, Principessa di Mantova was born on 29 July 1609.1 She was the daughter of Francesco IV Gonzaga, 5th Duca di Mantova and Margherita di Savoia, Principessa di Savoia.1 She married Carlo Gonzaga, Duc de Rethel, son of Carlo I de Gonzaga, 8th Duca di Mantova and Catherine de Mayenne, on 25 December 1627.1 She died on 14 August 1660 at age 51.1
Maria Gonzaga, Principessa di Mantova gained the title of Principessa di Mantova.
Children of Maria Gonzaga, Principessa di Mantova and Carlo Gonzaga, Duc de Rethel 1.Carlo III Gonzaga, 8th Duca di Mantova+1 b. 3 Oct 1629, d. 14 Aug 1665 2.Eleanora Gonzaga Principessa di Mantova+1 b. 18 Nov 1630, d. 6 Dec 1686 Citations 1.[S102] Roglo Geneweb Website, online <http://geneweb.inria.fr/roglo?lang=en>. Hereinafter cited as Roglo Geneweb Website. 2.[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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July 29, 1609
October 31, 1629
Mantua, Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
November 18, 1630
Mantua, Mantua, Deutschland(HRR)
August 14, 1660