Person:Lucrezia de' Medici (2)

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Lucrezia de' Medici
b.7 Jun 1544
d.21 Apr 1562
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Name Lucrezia de' Medici
Gender Female
Birth[1] 7 Jun 1544
Death[1] 21 Apr 1562
Other[1] House of Medici


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Lucrezia de' Medici (14 February 1545 – 21 April 1561) was the daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Eleanor of Toledo.

Born in Florence, she was the first wife of Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Modena and Ferrara, whom she married on 3 July 1558. She did not move to Ferrara until February 1560, for her husband Alfonso d’Este was fighting in France. Lucrezia died in 1561, probably from tuberculosis. For about a month her symptoms had been fever, severe weight loss, constant coughing and a permanently bleeding nose. Another possible cause of death, that is often speculated, is poisoning.

It is possible that she is the girl referred to in the poem "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lucrezia de' Medici (1544–1562), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).