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The Medici — Piero "il Gottoso" de' Medici

Piero „il Gottoso“ de' Medici
Piero "il Gottoso" de' Medici

"From his very boyhood he had been afflicted with gout, and was early in life given the name of 'Il Gottoso' (the gouty), by which he is always known." (in: G. F. Young, The Medici, Vol. 1, London 1930, p. 148)


Born:
in the year 1416

Deceased:
2. or 3. December 1469

Father:

Cosimo de' Medici (1389-1464)


Mother:

Contessina de'Bardi (c. 1392-1473)


Spouse:

Lucrezia (1425/27-1482), daughter of Francesco di Simone Tornabuoni († 1436) and his second wife, Nanna di Niccolò di Luigi Guicciardini († before 1436); marriage on 3. June 1444 – they were very happily married


Children:

his legitimate children:

  1. his daughter Bianca Maria, born on 10. September 1445, deceased in the year 1488
  2. his daughter Nannina (Lucrezia), born on 14. February 1447, deceased on 14. May 1493, married to Bernardo Rucellai (1448-1514) since 1466; – an unhappy marriage
  3. his son Lorenzo "il Magnifico", born on 1. January 1449, deceased on 8. April 1492
  4. his son Giuliano, born on 25. October 1453, assassinated on 26. April 1478
  5. to 7.: three more children, two sons and one daughter, who died either shortly after birth or as young children

his illegitimate child:

his daughter Maria, born around 1444/45; since 1473 married to Leonetto de' Rossi, head of the Medici Bank in Lyon; Maria had one son, Luigi (1474-1519), who was made Cardinal by his cousin, Pope Leo X. alias Giovanni de' Medici, in 1517


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