Eleanor de' Medici

Eleanor de' Medici (28 February 1567 – 9 September 1611) was a Duchess of Mantua by marriage to Vincenzo I Gonzaga. She served as regent of Mantua 1595, 1597 and 1601, when Vincenzo served in the Austrian campaign in Hungary, and in 1602, when he left for Flanders for medical treatment. She was a daughter of Francesco I de' Medici and Joanna of Austria and the sister of Marie de' Medici, Queen of France.

Eleanor de' Medici
Portrait of Eleonora de' Medici
Duchess consort of Mantua and Montferrat
Tenure14 August 1587 – 9 September 1611
Born28 February 1567
Florence, Republic of Florence
(now in Italy)
Died9 September 1611(1611-09-09) (aged 44)
Cavriana, Duchy of Mantua
(now in Italy)
SpouseVincenzo I Gonzaga
IssueFrancesco IV, Duke of Mantua
Ferdinando I, Duke of Mantua
Margherita, Duchess of Lorraine
Vincenzo II, Duke of Mantua
Eleonora, Holy Roman Empress
Names
Eleonora di Francesco de' Medici
HouseMedici
FatherFrancesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
MotherJoanna of Austria

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