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Medici, Isabella Romola de', 1542-1576


  • [Isabella Romola de' Medici (31 August 1542 - 16 July 1576) was the daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Eleonora di Toledo. She was raised and educated in a humanist manner with her siblings, including Francesco de' Medici who succeeded their father as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. To secure a relationship with the powerful Roman Orsinis, Isabella's father arranged her marriage to Paolo Giordano I Orsini when she was 16. She remained in her father's household after her marriage, giving her an unusual degree of independence for a woman of her period. Following the death of her father, Isabella was probably murdered, with the complicity of her husband and brother, and in retribution for her relationship with Paolo Giordano's cousin Troilo Orsini.] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_de%27_Medici
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    • us: De' Medici, Isabella Romola, 1542-1576
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    • Orsini, Isabella (de' Medici) duchessa di Bracciano, 1542-1576
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    • found: Murphy, Caroline. Murder of a Medici princess, 2008: ECIP galley (Isabella de' Medici)
    • found: LC database, Oct. 15, 2007 (hdg.: Orsini, Isabella (de' Medici) duchessa di Bracciano, 1542-1576)
    • found: Wikidata via Wikipedia, June 20, 2017 (sex or gender: female; father: Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany; mother: Eleanor of Toledo; Commons category: Isabella de' Medici; VIAF identifier: 62765922; ISNI: 0000000063152141; place of birth: Florence; place of death: Cerreto Guidi; GND identifier: 135569621; LCAuth identifier: n2007073768; instance of: human; date of birth: +1542-08-31T00:00:00Z; date of death: +1576-07-16T00:00:00Z; Freebase identifier: /m/0269c4z; SELIBR: 324976; SUDOC authorities: 126700257; given name: Isabelle; NTA identifier (Netherlands): 314367756; Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (P1986): isabella-de-medici; BnF identifier: 158368297; manner of death: homicide; languages spoken or published: Italian; CERL ID: cnp01143103; FAST-ID: 1687660; noble family: House of Medici; surname: Medici; WikiTree ID (P2949): Medici-55; location of burial: New Sacristy; religion: Catholicism; relative: Paolo Giordano Orsini II; child: Virginio Orsini, Duke of Bracciano; description/label: Isabel de Médici, Isabella av Medici, Isabella de' Medici, Isabella de' Medici, Isabella Romola de Mèdici, Isabelle de Médicis, Italian princess) {http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q271831}
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    • [Isabella Romola de' Medici (31 August 1542 - 16 July 1576) was the daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Eleonora di Toledo. She was raised and educated in a humanist manner with her siblings, including Francesco de' Medici who succeeded their father as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. To secure a relationship with the powerful Roman Orsinis, Isabella's father arranged her marriage to Paolo Giordano I Orsini when she was 16. She remained in her father's household after her marriage, giving her an unusual degree of independence for a woman of her period. Following the death of her father, Isabella was probably murdered, with the complicity of her husband and brother, and in retribution for her relationship with Paolo Giordano's cousin Troilo Orsini.] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_de%27_Medici
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