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The Medicis dynasty: Ferdinand I

In 1587, when the Grand Duke Francesco died without a male heir, his younger brother Ferdinand, who was living in Rome at that time, inherited the title of Grand Duke of Tuscany. Ferdinand was Cosimo’s and Eleonora’s fifth son. He had become cardinal when he was 14, but in 1589 he renounced to his cardinal’s […]