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Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

1519 - 1574

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Cosimo I de' Medici (12 June 1519 – 21 April 1574) was the second duke of Florence from 1537 until 1569, when he became the first grand duke of Tuscany, a title he held until his death. Cosimo was born in Florence on 12 June 1519, the son of the famous condottiere Ludovico de' Medici (known as Giovanni delle Bande Nere) and his wife Maria Salviati, herself a granddaughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent. He was the grandson of Caterina Sforza, the Countess of Forlì and Lady of Imola. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany has received more than 1,166,498 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 45 in 2019). Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany is the 939th most popular politician (down from 723rd in 2019), the 405th most popular biography from Italy (down from 314th in 2019) and the 59th most popular Italian Politician.

Cosimo I de' Medici was a grand duke of Tuscany and the first of the Medici rulers of that state. He was born in Florence, the son of Francesco I de' Medici and Joanna of Austria. His father died when he was one year old, and he was raised by his mother. He became duke of Florence in 1537. He is most famous for being the first of the Medici rulers of Tuscany.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 939 out of 19,576Before him are Dido, Robert I, Duke of Normandy, Sergey Lavrov, Arnulf of Carinthia, James A. Garfield, and Robert F. Kennedy. After him are Reuven Rivlin, Gediminas, John the Fearless, Sigismund I the Old, Onan, and Paul Barras.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1519, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 4Before him are Catherine de' Medici, Henry II of France, and Pope Innocent IX. After him are Gaspard II de Coligny, Francis, Duke of Guise, Theodore Beza, Isabella Jagiellon, Occhiali, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, and Andrea Cesalpino. Among people deceased in 1574, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 4Before him are Selim II, Giorgio Vasari, and Charles IX of France. After him are Georg Joachim Rheticus, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Renée of France, Maarten van Heemskerck, Ebussuud Efendi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and Marie of Cleves, Princess of Condé.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 405 out of 5,161Before him are Pope John XI (910), Simone Martini (1284), Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope Silverius (490), Luigi Boccherini (1743), and Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863). After him are Pietro Mascagni (1863), Pope Innocent IV (1195), Alessandro Cagliostro (1743), Petronius Maximus (396), Antonio Meucci (1808), and Philip Neri (1515).

Among POLITICIANS In Italy

Among politicians born in Italy, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 59Before him are Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Gordian III (225), Cato the Younger (-95), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), and Ancus Marcius (-675). After him are Petronius Maximus (396), Charles I of Hungary (1288), Geta (189), Louis II of Italy (825), Pietro Badoglio (1871), and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-89).