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), mair weel kent as "Leonora" or "Dianora", wis a dochter o García Álvarez de Toledo, 4t Marquis o Villafranca, Duke o Fernandina. She wis born in Florence, where she wis brocht up bi Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany an his wife Eleanor o Toledo, her aunt an namesake. Haunfastit tae their son Pietro at the age o 15, she fordert unner the wing o Pietro's aulder sister, the artistic patron Isabella, Duchess o Bracciano, intae a querty an witty beauty. Her mairiage, like Isabella's, wis wansonsie, an she follaed her mentor's ensaumple o takkin hersel jo's. For this raison, Pietro haed her brocht in 1576 tae the laundwart place o haun o Cafaggiolo, whaur he thrapplet her tae the daith wi a dug lead. Cosimo's successor, Grand Duke Francesco I, tacitly appruived o the murther, an Pietro wis niver brocht tae justice for it.

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