Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara
|Lucrezia de' Medici|
|Duchess consort of Ferrara|
Portrait of Lucrezia (di Cosimo) de' Medici attributed to Agnolo Bronzino.
|Born||14 February 1545
|Died||21 April 1561
|Noble family||Medici (by birth)
Este (by marriage)
|Spouse(s)||Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara|
|Father||Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany|
|Mother||Eleanor of Toledo|
Lucrezia de' Medici (14 February 1545 – 21 April 1561) was Duchess consort of Ferrara by marriage to Alfonso II d'Este. She was the daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Eleanor of Toledo.
Born in Florence, she was the first wife of Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Modena and Ferrara, whom she married on 3 July 1558. She did not move to Ferrara until February 1560, for her husband Alfonso was fighting in France. Lucrezia died in 1561, probably from tuberculosis. For about a month her symptoms had been fever, severe weight loss, constant coughing and a permanently bleeding nose. Another possible cause of death, that is often speculated, is poisoning.
References and notes
|Ancestors of Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara|
Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of FerraraBorn: 14 February 1545 Died: 21 April 1561
Renée of France
|Duchess consort of Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio
3 October 1559 – 21 April 1561
Title next held byBarbara of Austria