Virginia de' Medici

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Virginia
Duchess o Modena an Reggio]
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Born29 Mey 1568
Florence, Grand Duchy o Tuscany
Dee'd15 Januar 1615(1615-01-15) (aged 46)
Modena, Duchy o Modena
SpouseCesare d'Este, Duke o Modena
IssueGiulia d'Este
Alfonso III, Duke o Modena
Laura, Duchess o Mirandola
Luigi d'Este, Marquis o Montecchio and Scandiano
Caterina d'Este
Ippolito d'Este
Niccolo d'Este
Borso d'Este
Foresto d'Este
Angela Caterina d'Este
Full name
Virginia de' Medici
HooseMedici (illegitimate)
FaitherCosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany
MitherCamilla Martelli


Virginia de' Medici (29 Mey 1568 – 15 Januar 1615) wis a member o the Hoose o Medici an bi mairiage Duchess o Modena an Reggio. Virginia wis the illegitimate daughter o Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany an his mistress Camilla Martelli. Regent o the Duchy o Modena an Reggio during the absence o her husband, she wis able tae protect the autonomy o the ceety o Modena frae the attacks o the local Podestà an Judge. Her husband's infidelities increased her already erratic behaviour an led tae a permanent mental illness, which lasted until her daith.


Childer[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Giulia d'Este (1588–1645) niver mairit.
  2. Alfonso III d'Este, Duke o Modena (1591–1644), faither o Francesco I d'Este, Duke o Modena.
  3. Laura d'Este (1594–1630) mairit Alessandro (I) Pico, Duke o Mirandola an haed childer.
  4. Luigi d'Este, Lord o Montecchio an Scandiano (1593/1594–1664) haed childer.
  5. Caterina d'Este (1595–1618) niver mairit.
  6. Ippolito d'Este (1599–1647) niver mairit.
  7. Niccolo d'Este (1601–1640) mairit Sveva d'Avalos but haed nae childer.
  8. Borso d'Este (1605–1657) mairit his niece Ippolita d'Este an haed childer (including Maria Angela Caterina d'Este)
  9. Foresto d'Este (1606–1639/1640)
  10. Angela Caterina d'Este (died 1651) nun.