Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo

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Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo
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Born(Mairch 1553
Florence, Tuscany
Dee'd10 Julie 1576 (aged 23))
Medici Villa, Cafaggiolo, Tuscany
BuirialBasilica o San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany
SpousePietro de' Medici
Full name
Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo
HooseMedici
FaitherGarcía de Toledo Osorio
MitherVittoria Colonna
ReleegionRoman Catholicism



Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo (Mairch 1553 – 10 Julie 1576) more kent aa "Leonora" or "Dianora" wis a he daughter o García Álvarez de Toledo, 4t Marquis o Villafranca, Duke o Fernandina. was born in Florence, where she wis brought up bi Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany an his wife Eleanor o Toledo, her aunt an namesake. Betrothed tae their son Pietro at the age o 15. she blossomed under the wing o Pietro's older sister, the artistic patron Isabella, Duchess o Bracciano, intae a vivacious an witty beauty. Her mairiage, like Isabella's, wis unsuccessful, an she followed her mentor's example o taking lovers. For this reason, Pietro had her brought in 1576 to the country retreat o Cafaggiolo, where he strangled her to daith with a dog lead. Cosimo's successor, Grand Duke Francesco I, tacitly approved the murder, an Pietro wis niver brought tae justice for it.


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