Detail from “Cosimo I de’ Medici in armour” by Agnolo Bronzino. Circa 1545

Cosimo I de’ Medici (June 1519 –  April 1574) was the second Duke of Florence from 1537 until 1569, when he became the first Grand Duke of Tuscany.


Father:  Giovanni dalle Bande Nere
Mother:  Maria Salivate
Spouse(s): Eleanor of Toledo, Camilla Martelli

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Further reading


  • Wikipedia for background, portrait.