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Cosimo de Medici, I
Birth: Jun. 12, 1519
Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Death: Apr. 21, 1574
Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy

Duke of Florence, grand duke of Tuscany. Among his many accomplishments were the creation of the Uffizi,' originally intended to house the government, and now one of the world's great art galleries; the expansion of Florence to control most of Tuscany, including Siena; taking over the Pitti Palace as a home for the Medici and finishing it off; the promotion of the University of Pisa; and a host of other accomplishments in the economic, architectural and artistic spheres. In 1539 he married the beautiful and extremely rich daughter of the Viceroy of Naples, Eleonora of Toledo, who gave him eleven children and the royal palace at Pitti (she died with her sons Giovanni and Garzia in 1562, when she was only forty; all three of them struck down by malarial fever while travelling to Pisa). A large equestrian statue of him in bronze, erected in 1598, still stands today in the Piazza della Signoria, the main square of Florence. (bio by: MC) 
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   Eleonora of Toledo (1522 - 1562)*
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Basilica di San Lorenzo
Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Cappelle Medicee
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Nov 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9750106
Cosimo de Medici, I
Added by: MC
Cosimo de Medici, I
Added by: MC
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