“Portrait of Maria Maddalena of Austria as a widow” by
Justus Sustermans. Circa 1621.

Maria Maddalena of Austria (October 1589 – November 1631) was Grand Duchess of Tuscany from the accession of her husband, Cosimo II, in 1609 until his death in 1621. With him, she had eight children, including a duchess of Parma, a grand duke of Tuscany, and an archduchess of Further Austria. Born in Graz, she was the youngest daughter of Charles II, Archduke of Inner Austria, and his wife Maria Anna of Bavaria. During the minority of her son, Grand Duke Ferdinando, she and her mother-in-law acted as regents. She died on 1 November 1631 in Passau.


Father:Charles II, Archduke of Austria (not in diary)
Mother:Maria Anna of Bavaria (not in diary)
Spouses: Cosimo II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

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Further reading


  • Wikipedia for background, portrait.