Isabella de' Medici

1542 - 1576

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Isabella Romola de' Medici (31 August 1542 – 16 July 1576) was the daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Eleonora di Toledo. She was raised and educated in a humanist manner with her siblings, including Francesco de' Medici who succeeded their father as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. To secure a relationship with the powerful Roman Orsinis, Isabella's father arranged her marriage to Paolo Giordano I Orsini when she was 16. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isabella de' Medici has received more than 145,036 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Isabella de' Medici is the 5,030th most popular politician (down from 3,557th in 2019), the 1,505th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,125th in 2019) and the 371st most popular Italian Politician.

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Among politicians, Isabella de' Medici ranks 5,030 out of 15,710Before her are João I of Kongo, Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena, Emperor Jingzong of Tang, Camille Chamoun, Chandra Shekhar Azad, and Nicolae Iorga. After her are Karl August Wittfogel, Emperor Huai of Jin, Tomiichi Murayama, Constanze Manziarly, Bu Bing, and Abdul Razak Hussein.

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Among people born in 1542, Isabella de' Medici ranks 8Before her are Akbar, Tokugawa Ieyasu, John of the Cross, Hattori Hanzō, Robert Bellarmine, and Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira. After her are Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, Jan Zamoyski, Henriette of Cleves, Mariam-uz-Zamani, and Guðbrandur Þorláksson. Among people deceased in 1576, Isabella de' Medici ranks 7Before her are Titian, Gerolamo Cardano, Tahmasp I, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Hans Sachs, and Aloysius Lilius. After her are Frederick III, Elector Palatine, Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Bálint Bakfark, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, Nicola Vicentino, and Bartolomé Carranza.

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Among people born in Italy, Isabella de' Medici ranks 1,505 out of 4,088Before her are Hermocrates (-500), Massimiliano Allegri (1967), Gillo Pontecorvo (1919), Ascanio Sforza (1455), Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena (1610), and Vladimir Bartol (1903). After her are Tullio Levi-Civita (1873), Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus (-102), Antipope Victor IV (1010), Giovanni Gronchi (1887), Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena (1562), and Riccardo Patrese (1954).


Among politicians born in Italy, Isabella de' Medici ranks 371Before her are Giulio Douhet (1869), Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies (1814), Philippe Buonarroti (1761), Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg (1810), Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1586), and Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena (1610). After her are Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus (-102), Giovanni Gronchi (1887), Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena (1562), Gaius Marius the Younger (-109), Margherita de' Medici (1612), and Matthias Gallas (1584).