|Lucrezia de' Medici|
|Duchess consort of Ferrara|
Portrait attributed to Agnolo Bronzino
|Born||14 February 1546|
|Died||21 April 1561 16) (aged|
|Noble family|| Medici (by birth) |
Este (by marriage)
|Spouse(s)||Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara|
|Father||Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany|
|Mother||Eleanor of Toledo|
Lucrezia de' Medici (14 February 1545 – 21 April 1561) was Duchess consort of Ferrara by marriage to Alfonso II d'Este. She was the daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Eleanor of Toledo.
Born in Florence, she was the first wife of Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Modena and Ferrara, whom she married on 3 July 1558. She did not move to Ferrara until February 1560, for her husband Alfonso was fighting in France.Lucrezia died in 1561. She was likely poisoned by her husband, the Duke of Ferrara. For about a month her symptoms had been fever, severe weight loss, constant coughing and a permanently bleeding nose.
It is possible that she is the wife referred to in the poem "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning.
|Ancestors of Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara|
Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of FerraraBorn: 14 February 1545 Died: 21 April 1561
Renée of France
| Duchess consort of Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio |
3 October 1559 – 21 April 1561
Title next held byBarbara of Austria
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