Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince o Tuscany

Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince o Tuscany (9 August 1663 – 31 October 1713) was the son o Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany an his wife Marguerite Louise d'Orléans. Ferdinando wis heir tae the Grand Duchy o Tuscany, with the title Grand Prince frae 1670 until his daith in 1713. He mairit Violante Beatrice o Bavarie in 1689 but hey haed nae childer. He died o syphilis aged 50. 1711 Antonio Vivaldi dedicated his L'estro Armonico tae him. His mither wis a first cousin o Louis XIV an dochter o Gaston o Fraunce, Duke o Orléans. Ferdinando's brither became the future Grand Duke Gian Gastone de' Medici o Tuscany after become Grand Prince at Ferdinando's daith. He wis named in honour o his grandfaither Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany.

Ferdinando de' Medici
Niccolò Cassani, Gran Principe Ferdinando (1687, vasari corridor Uffizi).jpg
Grand Prince o Tuscany
Tenure23 Mey 1670 - 31 October 1713
Born9 August 1663(1663-08-09)
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
Dee'd31 October 1713(1713-10-31) (aged 50)
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
BuirialBasilica o San Lorenzo, Florence
SpouseViolante Beatrice o Bavarie
Full name
Ferdinando de' Medici
RyalHoose o Medici
FaitherCosimo III o Tuscany
MitherMarguerite Louise d'Orléans
Arms o the Grand Prince


On 9 Januar 1689 in Florence the Grand Prince mairit Violante Beatrice o Bavarie, a dochter o the Elector o Bavarie. Her sister Maria Anna Victoria wis a dochter-in-law o Louis XIV o Fraunce as wife o Louis o Fraunce, Dauphin o Fraunce. Maria Anna Victoria wis the mither o the future Keeng Philip V o Spain. Eventually Violante Beatrice wis created the Govenor o Siena in 1717. Although she also liked music an loved Ferdinando, her feelings were not requited and the mairriage wis unhappy an they haed nae childer.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 9 August 1663 – 23 Mey 1670: His Highness Prince Ferdinando de' Medici.
  • 23 Mey 1670 – 5 Februar 1691: His Highness The Grand Prince o Tuscany.
  • 5 Februar 1691 – 31 October 1713: His Ryal Highness The Grand Prince o Tuscany.

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