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Alfonso IV d'Este

male / Italian
Qualifications
drawing collector, noble
Nationality/school
Italian
Born
Modena 1634-02-21
Deceased
Modena 1662-07-16
Family relationships
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son Francesco I d'Este and Maria Caterina Farnese, father of Francesco II d'Este, Duke of Modena and Mary of Modena, 2nd wife of James II Stuart. Married by proxy on 27 May 1655 (the bride's 16th birthday) to Laura Martinozzi, a niece of Cardinal Mazarin, father of Alfonso IV and Maria of Modena, Queen of England
Biographical information
Active in
  • Ferrara 1655 - 1662
    became duke in 1658, when his father died. As he suffered from gout and tuberculosis, he was not for a long life. In 1659 Modena supported the French in the Franco-Spanish War, for which it was rewarded with the town of Correggio.
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Creation date: 2012-08-11; Last modified date: 2021-08-14

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