Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua

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Francesco III Gonzaga (10 March 1533 – 22 February 1550) was Duke of Mantua and Marquess of Montferrat from 1540 until his death. He was the eldest son of Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and his wife Margaret Paleologina. On 22 October 1549, he married Catherine, a daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I.


Preceded by
Federico II
Duke of Mantua
1540–1550
Succeeded by
Guglielmo
Marquess of Montferrat
(as Francesco I)

1540–1550