Maddalena de' Medici (1473–1528)

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"Maddalena de' Medici" redirects here. For early 17th century person, see Maria Maddalena de' Medici. For late-16th/early-17th person, see Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria.

Maria Maddalena Romola de' Medici (July 25, 1473 – 2 December 1528) was the daughter of Lorenzo de' Medici and Clarice Orsini.

Born in Florence, she was educated with her siblings to the humanistic cultures by figures such as Agnolo Poliziano. On February 25, 1487 she married Franceschetto Cybo, son of Pope Innocent VIII. Thenceforth Maddalena lived in Rome but, after her father's death (1492), she resided also in Tuscany and Liguria.

Maddalena lived again mostly in Rome after the election of her brother Giovanni as Pope Leo X, and died there in 1528. She was buried in St. Peter's Basilica by order of her cousin, Pope Clement VII.


Franceschetto and Maddalena had seven children:

  1. Lucrezia Cybo (1489–1492)
  2. Clarice Cybo (1490–1492) born deformed, died as a child
  3. Innocenzo Cybo (1491–1550), Cardinal
  4. Lorenzo Cybo (1500–1549) Duke of Ferentillo, married Ricciarda Malaspina and founded the Cybo Malaspina family
  5. Caterina Cybo (1501–1557), married the Duke of Camerino
  6. Ippolita Cybo (1503–1503)
  7. Giovanni Battista Cybo (1505–1550)