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House of Medici
House of de' Medici
Information
Real Name: House of Medici
Queens: Catherine of France

Elisabeth, Queen of Spain

Heads of Church: Pope Clement VII
Nobles: Cortenza de' Medici

Francesca de' Medici
Pietro de' Medici
Roman de' Medici
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Location: Florence, Italy
Affiliations: Kingdom of Italy Flag - Italy
First Mention: Pilot


The House of Medic is an extremely powerful and influential family in Italy, and has connections all over Europe.

Powerful Family MembersEdit

The Medici produced four Popes of the Catholic Church.

  • Pope Leo X (1513–1521)
  • Pope Clement VII (1523–1534)
  • Pope Pius IV (1559–1565)
  • Pope Leo XI (1605)

The Medici produced Three Queens.

In 1531, the family became hereditary Dukes of Florence

HistoryEdit

* 22 June 1510
Alexander (Alessandro) de' Medici was born in Florence, Republic of Florence to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici and African slave Simonetta da Collevecchio.

* 1516
Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici was made Duke of Urbino by his uncle Pope Leo X.

* 13 June 1518
Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino married Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne, Countess of Boulogne (Francis I of France's kinswoman).

* 13 April 1519
Catherine de' Medici was born to Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino and Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne, Countess of Boulogne in Florence, Republic of Florence.

* 28 April 1519
Madeleine, Duchess of Urbino, Countess of Boulogne and Lady of St Saturnin died from childbed fever.

* 4 May 1519
Lorenzo II, Duke of Urbino died from syphilis.

* 1524
Catherine became Countess of Auvergne with the death of her maternal aunt, Anne.

* 1527
The Medicis were exiled from Florence and Catherine was imprisoned. Later that same year her brother Alexander was engaged to Margaret of Austria (illegitimate daughter of Emperor Charles V).

* 12 August 1530
The Medicis regained control of Florence and Catherine was freed.

* 28 October 1533
Pope Clement VII arranged for the marriage of Catherine de' Medici and Prince Henry of France.

* 25 September 1534
Pope Clement VII died at the age of 53.

* 6 January 1537
Alexander de' Medici, Duke of Florence was brutally murdered. He was "hacked to death".

* 31 March 1547
Catherine de' Medici became Queen of France.

* Fall of 1557
Francesca de' Medici and Pietro de' Medici stopped King Henry of France from gaining an audience with the new Pope of Rome.

* 25 December 1559
Giovanni Angelo de' Medici became Pope as Pius IV.

Family TreeEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Lorenzo de' Medici
   
   
Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
King Henry
   
   
Queen Catherine
de' Medici
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Queen Mary
   
   
King Francis
   
   
Queen Elisabeth
   
   
King Philip
   
   
Princess Claude
   
   
   
   
   
   
King Charles
   
   
Prince Henry
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Isabella Clara Eugenia
   
   
Catherine Michelle
   
   
Henry II, Duke of Lorraine
   
   
Christina of Lorraine
   
   
Marie Elisabeth

Historal NotesEdit

  • Pope Clement VII not only saved Catherine de' Medici from being held hostage and raped when she was a child, but prior to that, he'd raised her after the death of her parents and grandparents when she was 4. [1]
  • Catherine had an uncle named Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici but he died in 1503. [2]
  • There was also a Piero di Cosimo de' Medici who was the de facto ruler of Florence, during the Italian Renaissance. but he died in 1469. [2]
  • Catherine takes Château de Chenonceau from Diane de Poitiers, but not until after King Henry's death in 1559. [3]
  • Catherine never had an uncle Alfonso, but she did have a grandmother Alfonsina but she died in 1520. [3]
  • A portrait of Catherine's brother Alexander (Alessandro) wearing armour can be seen hanging in her bedchamber.

Real Life Members by BirthEdit

References Edit

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