Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua

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Francesco III Gonzaga
Duke of Mantua
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Born 10 March 1533
Died 22 February 1550(1550-02-22) (aged 16)
Spouse Catherine of Austria
(m. 1549–50; his death)
House House of Gonzaga
Father Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
Mother Margaret Paleologina

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.

Early life[edit]

On 22 October 1549, he married Catherine, a daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I.


Preceded by
Federico II
Duke of Mantua
Succeeded by
Marquess of Montferrat
(as Francesco I)