Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici

Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (11 August 1667 – 18 Februar 1743) wis the last lineal descent o the Hoose o Medici. A patron of the arts, she bequeathed the Medici's art collection, including the contents of the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti an the Medicean villas, which she inherited upon her brither Gian Gastone's daith in 1737, an her Palatine treasures tae the Tuscan state, on the condition that nae part o it could be removed frae "the Capital o the grand ducal State....[and from] the succession o His Serene Grand Duke." When Gian Gastone died in 1737, Francis Stephen's envoy offered Anna Maria Luisa the position o regent o Tuscany but she declined. Her daith, in 1743, brocht the Hoose o Medici tae an end.

Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici
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Electress Palatine
Tenur5 June 1691 – 8 June 1716
Born11 August 1667(1667-08-11)
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
Dee'd18 Februar 1743(1743-02-18) (aged 75)
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
BuirialBasilica o San Lorenzo, Florence
SpouseJohann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine
Full name
Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici
HooseMedici (bi birth)
FaitherGrand Duke Cosimo III
MitherMarguerite Louise d'Orléans
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
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Anna Maria Luisa wis the anly dochter o Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany, an Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, a niece o Louis XIII o Fraunce, she wis named in honour o her aunt Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess o Montpensier. On 29 Aprile 1691, she mairit Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine. She patronised a lot o musicians. As Johann Wilhelm haed syphilis, the mairiage produced nae issue.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 11 August 1667 – 29 Aprile 1691 Her Highness Princess Anna Maria Luisa.
  • 29 Aprile 1691 – 8 Juin 1716 Her Serene Highness The Electress [Palatine o the Rhine]
  • 8 Juin 1716 – 18 Februar 1743 Her Serene Highness The Dowager Electress [Palatine o the Rhine]

External linksEedit

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