Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany

Gian Gastone de' Medici (Giovanni Battista Gastone; 24 Mey 1671 – 9 Julie 1737) wis the last Medici Grand Duke o Tuscany. He wis the second son o Grand Duke Cosimo III o Tuscany, and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans (a first cousin o Louis XIV o Fraunce). His sister, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the Electress Palatine, married him to Anna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg in 1697. The two remained childless and it wis common knowledge that Gian Gastone was homosexual. Gian Gastone succeeded his faither as Grand Duke in 1723. He was named in honour o his maternal grandfaither Gaston o Fraunce, Duke o Orléans.

Gian Gastone
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Grand Duke o Tuscany
Ring31 October 1723 – 9 Julie 1737
PredecessorCosimo III
SuccessorFrancis Stephen o Lorraine
Born24 Mey 1671
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
Dee'd9 Julie 1737(1737-07-09) (aged 66)
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
BuirialBasilica o San Lorenzo
ConsortAnna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg
Full name
Giovanni Battista Gastone de' Medici
HooseHoose o Medici
FaitherGrand Duke Cosimo III
MitherMarguerite Louise d'Orléans
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
SeegnaturGian Gastone's signature
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He mairit Anna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg in Düsseldorf on 2 Julie 1697. They haed nae childer.

Titles and stylesEedit

  • 24 Mey 1671 - 30 October 1713 His Highness Prince Gian Gastone.
  • 30 October 1713 - 31 October 1723 His Ryal Highness The Grand Prince [o Tuscany]
  • 31 October 1723 - 9 Julie 1737 His Ryal Highness The Maist Serene Grand Duke [o Tuscany]

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