Bianca Cappello

1548 - 1587

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Bianca Cappello (1548 – 20 October 1587) was an Italian noblewoman who was the mistress, and afterward the second wife, of Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Her husband officially made her his consort. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bianca Cappello has received more than 98,143 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Bianca Cappello is the 3,385th most popular politician (down from 2,877th in 2019), the 1,108th most popular biography from Italy (down from 945th in 2019) and the 248th most popular Italian Politician.

Bianca Cappello is most famous for her poem "How To Kill Your Own Mother" which she wrote in response to her own mother's death.

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Among politicians, Bianca Cappello ranks 3,385 out of 15,710Before her are Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Miguel de la Madrid, Hyrcanus II, Shallum of Israel, Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska, and Ahmad al-Mansur. After her are Chang Myon, Shammuramat, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, Emperor Kaika, Altan Khan, and Emperor Gong of Song.

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Among people born in 1548, Bianca Cappello ranks 7Before her are Giordano Bruno, Simon Stevin, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Francisco Suárez, Vincenzo Scamozzi, and Karel van Mander. After her are Honda Tadakatsu, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Palma il Giovane, Sebastián Vizcaíno, Antonio Priuli, and Giulio Cesare Polerio. Among people deceased in 1587, Bianca Cappello ranks 5Before her are Mary, Queen of Scots, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Occhiali, and Gotthard Kettler. After her are Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Francisco Hernández de Toledo, John Foxe, and Hai Rui.

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Among people born in Italy, Bianca Cappello ranks 1,108 out of 4,088Before her are Nero Julius Caesar (6), Beniamino Gigli (1890), Romano Guardini (1885), Federico Barocci (1535), Adelaide of Austria (1822), and Melozzo da Forlì (1438). After her are Francesco Rosi (1922), Carlo Carrà (1881), Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (-2), Andrea Gritti (1455), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), and Lorenzo Monaco (1370).


Among politicians born in Italy, Bianca Cappello ranks 248Before her are Gnaeus Pompeius (-80), Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (1751), Bettino Craxi (1934), Fulvia (-77), Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy (1636), and Nero Julius Caesar (6). After her are Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (-2), Andrea Gritti (1455), Milonia Caesonia (7), Coluccio Salutati (1331), Filippo Maria Visconti (1392), and Bernabò Visconti (1323).