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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany has received more than 964,957 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany is the 730th most popular politician (down from 719th in 2019), the 315th most popular biography from Italy (up from 324th in 2019) and the 52nd 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 730 out of 15,577Before him are Zacchaeus, Vladislaus II of Hungary, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Frederick William II of Prussia, Hussein of Jordan, and Stanisław Leszczyński. After him are Árpád, John III of Sweden, Charles IX of Sweden, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, Leonid Kuchma, and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just.

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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, Occhiali, Isabella Jagiellon, Theodore Beza, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Imagawa Yoshimoto, and Antonis Mor. 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 Renée of France, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Maarten van Heemskerck, Ebussuud Efendi, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and Louis of Nassau.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 315 out of 4,668Before him are Pope John XIX (975), Monica Bellucci (1964), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Pope Gregory IV (790), and Sallust (-86). After him are Pope Sixtus I (42), Giuliano de' Medici (1453), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Pope Celestine I (400), Pope Gelasius II (1062), and Christine de Pizan (1365).

Among POLITICIANS In Italy

Among politicians born in Italy, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany ranks 52Before him are Tiberius Gracchus (-163), Charles IV of Spain (1748), Gaius Cassius Longinus (-87), Aldo Moro (1916), Enrico Dandolo (1107), and Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751). After him are Umberto I of Italy (1844), Geta (189), Roger II of Sicily (1095), Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46), Ancus Marcius (-675), and Gordian III (225).