Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici

1667 - 1743

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Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (11 August 1667 – 18 February 1743) was a Tuscan noblewoman who was the last lineal descendant of the main branch 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 treasures to the Tuscan state, on the condition that no part of it could be removed from "the Capital of the grand ducal State....[and from] the succession of His Serene Grand Duke."Anna Maria Luisa was the only daughter of Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, a niece of Louis XIII of France. On her marriage to Elector Johann Wilhelm II, she became Electress of the Palatinate, and, by patronising musicians, she earned for the contemporary Palatine court the reputation of an important music centre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici has received more than 365,791 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici is the 194th most popular nobleman (down from 171st in 2019), the 1,085th most popular biography from Italy (down from 930th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Italian Nobleman.

Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici was the daughter of Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans. She married her first cousin Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France, the eldest son of King Louis XV of France and Queen Marie Leszczyńska. Anna Maria Luisa is most famous for being the mother of the last Valois Dauphin, King Louis XVI of France.

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Among noblemen, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici ranks 194 out of 843Before her are Guntram the Rich, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset, Liliʻuokalani, and Cymburgis of Masovia. After her are Dmitry of Uglich, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, and Stéphanie de Beauharnais.

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Among people born in 1667, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici ranks 5Before her are Jonathan Swift, Johann Bernoulli, Abraham de Moivre, and Maria Anna of Neuburg. After her are Louis, Count of Vermandois, Antonio Lotti, Alessandro Magnasco, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, James Louis Sobieski, and Johann Christoph Pepusch. Among people deceased in 1743, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici ranks 3Before her are Hyacinthe Rigaud and Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon. After her are André-Hercule de Fleury, Anne Sophie Reventlow, Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, Rafael Casanova, Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal, Jai Singh II, Augustine Washington, and Karl Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

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Among people born in Italy, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici ranks 1,085 out of 4,088Before her are Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522), Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), Andrea Pirlo (1979), and Gioseffo Zarlino (1517). After her are Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755), Gnaeus Pompeius (-80), Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (1751), Fra Mauro (1385), Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry (1798), and Maria Theresa of Savoy (1756).

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