Federico Ubaldo della Rovere, Duke of Urbino

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Federico Ubaldo
Portrait of Federico Ubaldo della Rovere by Claudio Ridolfi.jpg
Duke of Urbino
Tenure 14 May 1621 – 28 June 1623
Spouse Claudia de' Medici
Issue Vittoria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Full name
Federico Ubaldo della Rovere
Father Francesco Maria, Duke of Urbino
Mother Livia della Rovere
Born 16 May 1605
Ducal Palace of Pesaro, Urbino
Died 28 June 1623(1623-06-28) (aged 18)
Ducal Palace of Pesaro, Urbino

Federico Ubaldo della Rovere (16 May 1605 – 28 June 1623) was Duke of Urbino and the father of Vittoria della Rovere.[1]

Biography[edit]

The eldest son and heir of Francesco Maria II, Duke of Urbino. His parents were cousins.[1]

Francesco Maria II della Rovere, his father was anxious for heirs to the Duchy of Urbino. His first wife died in 1598 without children. After obtaining permission from the pope to marry, in 1599 married his cousin Livia della Rovere to prevent the extinction of the family. Federico Ubaldo was the product of this second marriage. At the age of 16 he succeeded to the Duchy of Urbino on 14 May 1621.[1]

In order to produce an heir himself, he married Claudia de' Medici, daughter of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Christina of Lorraine. Rovere married Medici in 1621 and following year she gave birth to a daughter Vittoria della Rovere. Rovere himself died a year later in Urbino from an epileptic attack but it was assumed that he was probably poisoned. His father resumed the throne and saw the disappearance of the line. His father was forced to bequeath all his property to the Papal States. Claudia de' Medici married in 1626 Leopold V of Austria. His daughter married the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1633 but her bloodline died out in 1737.[1]

Issue[edit]

  1. Vittoria della Rovere (7 February 1622 – 5 March 1694) married Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and had issue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d van de Pas, Leo. "Federico Ubaldo della Rovere, Duke of Urbino". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-11-12.