Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany

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Gian Gastone
Retrato oficial de Gian Gastone Medici, por Ferdinand Richter.jpg
Grand Duke o Tuscany
Ring 31 October 1723 – 9 Julie 1737
Predecessor Cosimo III
Successor Francis Stephen o Lorraine
Born 24 Mey 1671
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
Dee'd 9 Julie 1737(1737-07-09) (aged 66)
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany
Buirial Basilica o San Lorenzo
Consort Anna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg
Full name
Giovanni Battista Gastone de' Medici
Hoose Hoose o Medici
Faither Grand Duke Cosimo III
Mither Marguerite Louise d'Orléans
Releegion Roman Catholicism
Seegnatur Gian Gastone's signature
Coat of arms of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.png


Gian Gastone de' Medici (Giovanni Battista Gastone; 24 Mey 1671 – 9 Julie 1737) wis the last Medici Grand Duke o Tuscany. He wis the second son o Grand Duke Cosimo III o Tuscany, and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans (a first cousin o Louis XIV o Fraunce). His sister, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the Electress Palatine, married him to Anna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg in 1697. The two remained childless and it wis common knowledge that Gian Gastone was homosexual. Gian Gastone succeeded his faither as Grand Duke in 1723. He was named in honour o his maternal grandfaither Gaston o Fraunce, Duke o Orléans.


Mairriage[eedit | eedit soorce]

He mairit Anna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg in Düsseldorf on 2 Julie 1697. They haed nae childer.


Titles and styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 24 Mey 1671 - 30 October 1713 His Highness Prince Gian Gastone.
  • 30 October 1713 - 31 October 1723 His Ryal Highness The Grand Prince [o Tuscany]
  • 31 October 1723 - 9 Julie 1737 His Ryal Highness The Most Serene Grand Duke [o Tuscany]

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

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