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Members of the House Of Medici

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List of the members of the House of Medici, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the House of Medici, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the House of Medici, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The House of Medici has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the House of Medici.

List family members include Pope Clement VII, Cosimo de' Medici and many more.

The information on this page of prominent House of Medici members can help answer the questions, “Who was in the House of Medici?” and "Who is part of the House of Medici?


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    Pope Clement VII
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    Pope Clement VII, born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, was Pope from 19 November 1523 to his death in 1534.more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1478-1534)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Lorenzo de' Medici
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    Lorenzo de' Medici was an Italian statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance. Known as Lorenzo the Magnificent by contemporary Florentines, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. He is perhaps best known for his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1449-1492)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe, + more
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    Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici
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    Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici was an Italian banker, a member of Medici family of Florence, and the founder of the Medici Bank. While other family members, such as Chiarissimo di Giambuono de' Medici, who served in the Signoria in 1201, and Salvestro de' Medici, who was implicated in the Ciompi Revolt of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1360-1429)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Pope Leo X
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    Pope Leo X, born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, was Pope from 9 March 1513 to his death in 1521. The second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the Florentine Republic, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489. Following the death of Pope Julius II, Giovanni was elected pope after securing the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1475-1521)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici
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    Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, nicknamed the Popolano, was an Italian banker and politician, and the brother of Giovanni il Popolano. He belonged to the junior branch of the House of Medici of Florence. Lorenzo was born in Florence, the son of Pierfrancesco de' Medici and Laudomia Acciaioli.more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1463-1503)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici
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    Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici was an Italian banker and patron of arts. Born in Florence, he was the son of Cosimo de' Medici the Elder and Contessina de' Bardi, and brother to Piero the Gouty. Unlike the latter, Giovanni enjoyed good health and was seen by Cosimo as his probable successor. From 1438 he ...more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1421-1463)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Pierfrancesco de' Medici the Elder was an Italian banker and diplomat, a member of the House of Medici of Florence. Born in Florence, he was the son of Lorenzo the Elder and Ginevra Cavalcanti, and thus nephew of Cosimo de' Medici and cousin to Piero the Gouty, de facto lords of the city from ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1430-1476)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Pope Leo XI
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    Pope Leo XI, born Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici, was Pope from 1 to 27 April 1605. His pontificate is one of the briefest in history having lasted under a month. He hails from the prominent House of Medici originating from Florence.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1535-1605)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Pierfrancesco di Lorenzo de' Medici was an Italian banker, a member of the House of Medici. He was born in Florence, the son of Lorenzo il Popolano. Differently from the latter, he did not take in part in the city's politics, acting as Florentine ambassador only one time in 1522 in the Papal States. In ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1487-1525)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
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    Gian Gastone de' Medici was the seventh and last Medicean Grand Duke of Tuscany. He was the second son of Grand Duke Cosimo III and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans. His sister, Electress Palatine Anna Maria Luisa, arranged his marriage to the wealthy and widowed Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1671-1737)
    • Birthplace: Palazzo Pitti, Italy
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    Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence
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    Alessandro de' Medici called "il Moro", Duke of Penne and also Duke of Florence, was ruler of Florence from 1530 until 1537. Though illegitimate, he was the last member of the "senior" branch of the Medici to rule Florence and the first to be a hereditary duke.more

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    • Age: Died at 27 (1510-1537)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Carlo de' Medici was the son of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Christina of Lorraine. Born in Florence, he had a successful career in the Church, rising to become Cardinal Bishop of Ostia and Dean of the College of Cardinals. De' Medici was raised to the cardinalate by Pope Paul V in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1595-1666)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Giovanni de' Medici
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    Giovanni di Cosimo I de' Medici, also known as Giovanni de' Medici the Younger, was an Italian cardinal.more

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    • Age: Died at 18 (1544-1562)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Cosimo III de' Medici
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    Cosimo III de' Medici was the penultimate Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany. He reigned from 1670 to 1723, and was the elder son of Grand Duke Ferdinando II. Cosimo's 53-year-long reign, the longest in Tuscan history, was marked by a series of ultra-reactionary laws which regulated prostitution and banned ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1642-1723)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Cosimo de' Medici
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    Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici was the first of the Medici political dynasty, de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance; also known as "Cosimo 'the Elder'" and "Cosimo Pater Patriae". His power derived from his great wealth as a banker, and he was a great patron of learning, the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1389-1464)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Marie de' Medici

    Marie de' Medici
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    Marie de' Medici was Queen of France as the second wife of King Henry IV of France, of the House of Bourbon. She herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. Following the assassination of her husband in 1610, which occurred the day after her coronation, she acted as regent for her ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1575-1642)
    • Birthplace: Palazzo Pitti, Italy
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    Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
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    Cosimo II de' Medici was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1609 until 1621. He was the elder son of the then incumbent Grand Duke and Christina of Lorraine. He married Maria Magdalena of Austria, and had eight children. For the most of his eleven-year reign, he delegated the administration of Tuscany to his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 31 (1590-1621)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
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    Cosimo I de' Medici was the second Duke of Florence from 1537 until 1569, when he became the first Grand Duke of Tuscany.more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1519-1574)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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    Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici

    Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici
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    Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici was the last scion of the House of Medici. A patron of the arts, she bequeathed the Medici's large art collection, including the contents of the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and the Medicean villas, which she inherited upon her brother Gian Gastone's death in 1737, and her Palatine ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1667-1743)
    • Birthplace: Palazzo Pitti, Italy
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    Piero the Unfortunate

    Piero the Unfortunate
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    Piero de' Medici, called Piero the Unfortunate, was the Gran maestro of Florence from 1492 until his exile in 1494.more

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    • Age: Died at 31 (1472-1503)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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