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Cosimo I de' Medici

male / Italian
art collector, patron, noble
Cosimo was the first Grand Duke of Tuscany between 1537 and 1574. He was an important promotor of the arts, patron of, among other artists, Giorgio Vasari, Jan van der Straat, Pontormo, Bronzino, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna.
Florence 1519-06-11/1519-06-12
11 or 12 June
Florence 1574-04-21
Castello near Florence
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husband of Eleonora van Toledo (1519-1562), daughter of the Spanish Viceroy of Naples; father of Francesco I
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Creation date: 2009-09-15; Last modified date: 2023-05-16


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