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Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

1590 - 1621

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Cosimo II de' Medici (12 May 1590 – 28 February 1621) was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1609 until his death. He was the elder son of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Christina of Lorraine. For the majority of his twelve-year reign, he delegated the administration of Tuscany to his ministers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany has received more than 214,692 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany is the 142nd most popular nobleman (down from 109th in 2019), the 795th most popular biography from Italy (down from 647th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Nobleman.

Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, is most famous for being the first of the Medici rulers of Tuscany, and for his patronage of the arts. He was a patron of artists such as Michelangelo and Galileo.

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Among NOBLEMEN

Among noblemen, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 142 out of 843Before him are Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Felipe VI of Spain, Harald II of Denmark, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, and Gian Galeazzo Sforza. After him are Judith of Bavaria, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Piero the Unfortunate, Ramesses VIII, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, and Bertrada of Laon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1590, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 5Before him are Ahmed I, Kösem Sultan, Pope Clement X, and Mahfiruz Hatun. After him are Simon Vouet, Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw, Urbain Grandier, Gioachino Greco, Jacob van Eyck, Théophile de Viau, and William Bradford. Among people deceased in 1621, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 7Before him are Pope Paul V, Philip III of Spain, Robert Bellarmine, Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Thomas Harriot, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. After him are Michael Praetorius, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Cristofano Allori, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, Johann Arndt, and Antoine de Montchrestien.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 795 out of 4,088Before him are Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Tommaso Buscetta (1928), Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Theocritus (-315), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), and Pietro Metastasio (1698). After him are Ladislaus of Naples (1377), Monica Vitti (1931), Luciano Berio (1925), Giorgio Morandi (1890), Marcus Claudius Tacitus (200), and Piero di Cosimo (1462).

Among NOBLEMEN In Italy

Among noblemen born in Italy, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 15Before him are Maria Goretti (1890), Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Joanna I of Naples (1326), Isabella d'Este (1474), Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360), and Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469). After him are Piero the Unfortunate (1472), Marie Joséphine of Savoy (1753), Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1476), Maximilian Sforza (1493), Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia (1474), and Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444).