Ferrante III Gonzaga (April 4, 1618 – January 11, 1678) was Duke of Guastalla.
He was the son of
Cesare II Gonzaga, Duke of Guastalla and Duke of Amalfi and Isabella Orsini.
He succeeded his father in 1632.
On June 24, 1647, Ferrante III married Margherita d'Este (1619–1692), daughter of Duke
Alfonso III d'Este of Modena and Isabella of Savoy.
They had 2 daughters :
When Ferrante III died without male heir, the Duchy of Guastalla became officially a part of the
Duchy of Milan, but was ruled by Charles IV of Mantua between 1678 and 1692. Due to Austrian intervention, the Duchy then passed to Vincenzo Gonzaga, husband of the second daughter.
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