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Cosimo I de' Medici (Grand Duke)
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    (June 12, 1519-April 21, 1574)
    Born in Florence, Italy
    Duke of Florence (1537-1574)
    Grand Duke of Tuscany (1569-1574)
    Husband of Eleonora of Toledo
    Father of Isabella de' Medici
    His first wife and favored mistress both shared the name 'Eleonora.'
    He fathered 15 children through 2 marriages and several mistresses.
    He commissioned the murder of his distant relative Lorenzino, ensuring he was the sole Florentine heir.
    He raised taxes.
    His second wife, Camilla Martelli, was 26 years his junior.
    He was smart and strong-willed, with an interest in alchemy.
    He proved a devoted father to ALL of his children.
    He strengthened the Florentine navy.
    His first child, Bia, died when she was just 6-years-old.
    Eleonora, the wife, and 2 of their sons predeceased him due to malaria.
    He was a renowned patron of architecture and literature.

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