The Info List - Giovanni De' Medici (cardinal)

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Giovanni di Cosimo I de' Medici (29 September 1544 – 20 November 1562), also known as Giovanni de' Medici the Younger, was an Italian cardinal. Early years[edit] He was born in Florence, the second son of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Eleanor of Toledo. While his elder brother Francesco went on to a political and military career, Giovanni had reserved for him the ecclesiastical career. He was the subject of two famous portraits by Bronzino, one as an infant and another of some years later, together with Eleonora of Toledo (although the subject of the latter has been identified also as Francesco or Garzia). After having been Archbishop of Pisa, he was created cardinal in Santa Maria in Domnica by Pope Pius IV
Pope Pius IV
in the consistory of 31 January 1560, aged only seventeen. Death[edit] Probably already suffering from tuberculosis, Giovanni died two years after he was made a cardinal in Livorno, from a malaria attack. His mother and his brother Garzia died of the latter illness a few days later. Centuries after his death, a myth arose saying that his brother Garzia killed him, following a dispute in 1562. In turn, his father Cosimo, furious, killed Garzia with his own sword. However, modern exhumations showed no signs of violence on the bodies and found to have died together of malaria in 1562. His father Cosimo had another son in 1563, who was called with the same name (he is best known as Don Giovanni de' Medici). Ancestry[edit]

Ancestors of Giovanni de' Medici (cardinal)

16. Pierfrancesco di Lorenzo de' Medici

8. Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de' Medici

17. Laudomia Acciaiuoli

4. Ludovico di Giovanni de' Medici

18. Galeazzo Maria Sforza

9. Caterina Sforza

19. Lucrezia Landriani

2. Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

20. Giovanni Salviati

10. Jacopo Salviati

21. Maddalena Gondi

5. Maria Salviati

22. Lorenzo de' Medici

11. Lucrezia de' Medici

23. Clarice Orsini

1. Giovanni de' Medici

24. García Álvarez de Toledo y Carrillo

12. Fadrique Álvarez de Toledo y Enríquez de Guzmán

25. María Enríquez de Toledo y Guzmán

6. Pedro Álvarez de Toledo y Zúñiga

26. Álvaro de Zúñiga y Guzmán (pt)

13. Isabel de Zúñiga y Pimentel

27. Leonor Pimentel y Zúñiga

3. Eleanor of Toledo

28. Rodrigo Pimentel y Quiñones

14. Luis Pimentel y Pacheco

29. María Luisa Pacheco y Portocarrero

7. María Osorio y Pimentel

30. Pedro Osorio y Fernández

15. Juana Osorio y Bazán

31. María Bazán y Quiñones

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Tuscan princes

1st generation

Francesco I, Grand Duke of Tuscany Cardinal Giovanni Prince Pedricco Prince Garzia Ferdinando I, Grand Duke of Tuscany Prince Pietro

2nd generation

Philip de' Medici Cosimo II, Grand Duke of Tuscany Prince Francesco Cardinal Carlo, Bishop of Ostia Prince Filippino Prince Lorenzo

3rd generation

Ferdinando II, Grand Duke of Tuscany Cardinal Giovan Carlo Mattias, Governor of Siena Prince Francesco Leopoldo, Governor of Siena

4th generation

Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany Francesco Maria, Duke of Rovere

5th generation

Ferdinando, Grand Prince of Tuscany Gian Gastone, Grand Duke of Tuscany ,

6th generation


7th generation

Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor* Prince Charles Joseph* Leopold I* Prince Ferdinand* Maximilian Francis, Elector of Cologne*

8th generation

Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor* Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany* Charles, Duke of Teschen* Alexander Leopold, Palatine of Hungary* Joseph, Palatine of Hungary* Prince Anton Victor* Prince John* Prince Rainier Joseph* Prince Louis* Cardinal Rudolf*

9th generation

Grand Prince Francis Leopold* Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany*

10th generation

Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany* Prince Karl Salvator* Prince Rainier* Prince Ludwig Salvator* Prince Johann Salvator*

11th generation

Prince Leopold Ferdinand* Prince Joseph Ferdinand* Prince Peter Ferdinand* Prince Heinrich Ferdinand* Prince Robert Ferdinand* Prince Leopold Salvator* Prince Franz Salvator* Prince Albrecht Salvator* Prince Rainier Salvator* Prince Ferdinand Salvator*

12th generation

Prince Gottfried* Prince Georg* Prince Rainer* Prince Leopold Maria* Prince Anton* Prince Franz Joseph* Prince Karl Pius* Prince Franz Karl* Prince Hubert Salvator* Prince Theodor Salvator* Prince Clemens Salvator*

13th generation

Prince Leopold Franz* Prince Guntram* Prince Radbot* Prince Johann* Prince Georg* Prince Stephan* Prince Dominic* Prince Friederich Salvator* Prince Andreas Salvator* Prince Markus* Prince Johann* Prince Michael* Prince Franz Salvator* Prince Karl Salvator*

14th generation

Prince Sigismund* Prince Georg* Prince Guntram* Prince Leopold* Prince Alexander Salvator* Prince Thaddäus Salvator* Prince Casimir Salvator* Prince Matthias* Prince Johannes* Prince Bernhard* Prince Benedikt*

15th generation

Prince Leopold Amedeo* Prince Maximilian* Prince Leopold* Prince Constantin Salvator* Prince Paul Salvator*

* also an archduke of Austria

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 30332021 GND: 118732