The Medici Family 

 

Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici

Cosimo de' Medici

Lorenzo de' Medici, The Magnificent

Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuskany

Pope Leo X

Pope Clement VII

Catherine de' Medici, Queen of France

The Members Of The Medici Family

  • Giovanni di Averardo de' Medici Giovanni di Averardo de Medici also known as Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360 – 1429) established the financial and
  • Cosimo de' Medici Cosimo de' Medici, Lord of Florence, also known as Cosimo “the elder” de' Medici OR Cosimo "il vechio" de' Medici (1389 –
  • Piero di Cosimo de' Medici Piero di Cosimo (the Gouty) de Medici (1416-1469) was the son o Cosimo de’ Medici. Raised in early humanist Florence,
  • Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici Giovanni di Cosimo de Medici (1421-1463) was the son o Cosimo de’ Medici. Although less well-known to posterity than his
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici Lorenzo de’ Medici also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent (1449-1492) is probably the most well-known member of the Medici family. He is
  • Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici (1463-1503) is the great-grandson of Giovanni di Averardo de’ Medici. His father was Pierfrancesco de’
  • Pope Leo X (Giovanni de’ Medici) Pope Leo X (1475-1521) was the son o Lorenzo the Magnificent and Clarice Orsini. His teachers included the humanists
  • Pope Clement VII Pope Clement VII (Giulio de’ Medici) was the nephew of Lorenzo the Magnificent. He was the illegitimate son of Giuliano de’ Medici
  • Giuliano de’ Medici, Duc de Nemours Giuliano de’ Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479-1516) was the son of Lorenzo the Magnificent. He was the brother of
  • Ottaviano de’ Medici Ottaviano de’ Medici (1482-1546) was the son of Lorenzo di Bernardetto. He belonged to a cadet branch of the family and assisted
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici, Lord of Florence and Duke of Urbino Lorenzo de’ Medici, Lord of Florence and Duke of Urbino (1492-1519) was the grandson o
  • Cardinal Ipploito de’ Medici Cardinal Ipploito de’ Medici (1511-1535) is the illegitimate son of Giuliano de’ Medici. He was considered by the Medici popes Leo
  • Alessandro de’ Medici Alessandro de’ Medici, Duke of Florence (1511-1537) was the illegitimate son of Clement VII but officially the illegitimate son of Lorenzo de’
  • Cosimo I de’ Medici Cosimo I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519 -1574) was the nephew of Ottaviano de’ Medici. His mother, Maria Salviati,
  • Eleonora de’ Medici Eleonora de’ Medici also known as Eleonora of Toledo was the first wife of Cosimo I de’ Medici. She was the second
  • Francesco I de’ Medici Francesco I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541-1587) was the son of Cosimo I de’ Medici and Eleonora de’ Medici.
  • Ferdinando I de’ Medici Ferdinando I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1548-1609) was the son of Cosimo I de’ Medici and Eleanora de’ Medici.
  • Don Giovanni de’ Medici Don Giovanni de’ Medici (1567-1621) is the illegitimate son o Cosimo I de’ Medici. His mother was Leonora degli Albizzi. Although
  • Cosimo II de’ Medici Cosimo II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590-1621) was the son of Ferdinando I de’ Medici. His comparatively brief reign
  • Cardinal Carlo de’ Medici Cardinal Carlo de’ Medici (1596-1666) was the son of Ferdinando I de’ Medici. His mother was Christine of Lorraine. He was
  • Don Lorenzo de’ Medici Lorenzo di Ferdinando de’ Medici (1599-1648) was the son of Ferdinando I de’ Medici. In 1609, aged ten, he inherited from
  • Ferdinando II de’ Medici Ferdinando II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610-1670) was the son of Cosimo II de’ Medici. His father’s death marked
  • Cardinal Giovan Carlo de’ Medici Cardinal Giovanni Carlo de’ Medici, also known as Gian Carlo de' Medici, (1611 – 1663) was the son of Cosimo
  • Mattias de’ Medici Mattias de’ Medici (1613-1667) was the son of Cosimo II de’ Medici. In 1630 he became Governor of Siena, where he lived
  • Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici (1617-1675) was the son of Cosimo II de’ Medici. His education was unusually wide-ranging, including instruction in
  • Vittoria della Rovere Vittoria della Rovere, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1622-1694) was the wife of Ferdinando II de’ Medici. She was the daughter of Federigo-Ubaldo
  • Cosimo III de’ Medici Cosimo III de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1642-1723) was the son of Ferdinando II de’ Medici and Vittoria della Rovere.
  • Ferdinando de’ Medici Ferdinando de’ Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (1663-1713) was the first son of Cosimo III de’ Medici. He was the last great
  • Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, Electress Palatine (1667-1743) was the daughter of Cosimo III de’ Medici. She married John William,
  • Gian Gastone de’ Medici Gian Gastone de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1671-1737) was the son of Cosimo III de’ Medici. He showed promise as
  • Catherine de’ Medici, Queen of France Catherine de’ Medici (1519-1589) was the wife of Henry II and the daughter of Lorenzo de’ Medici, Duke of
  • Marie de' Medici, Queen of France Marie de' Medici (Maria de’ Medici) (1573-1642) was the wife of Henry IV. She was the daughter of Francesco