Ferdinando II de’ Medici (Grand Duke of Tuscany 1621 – 1670)
Ferdinando II de’ Medici (July 1610 – May 1670) was grand duke of Tuscany from 1621 to 1670. He was the eldest child of Cosimo II de’ Medici and Maria Maddalena of Austria. His 49-year rule was punctuated by the beginning of Tuscany’s long economic decline. He married Vittoria della Rovere, with whom he had two children: Cosimo III de’ Medici, his eventual successor, and Francesco Maria de’ Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro, a cardinal.
John Evelyn mentions the Duke and his properties during his visit to Florence on 23 October 1644.
Father: Cosimo II de’ Medici
Mother: Maria Maddalena of Austria
Spouse: Vittoria della Rovere
- Maria Maddalena of Austria (Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1609 – 1621)
- Cosimo II de’ Medici (Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1609 – 1621)
- Forte Belvedere, Florence
- Sunday 23 October 1644
- Wikipedia for background, portrait.