Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence

Duke of Florence

Date of Birth: 22-Jun-1510

Place of Birth: Florence, Tuscany

Date of Death: 06-Jan-1537

Profession: politician

Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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About Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence

  • Alessandro de' Medici (22 July 1510 – 6 January 1537), nicknamed "il Moro" ("the Moor") due to his dark complexion, Duke of Penne and also Duke of Florence (from 1532), was ruler of Florence from 1531 to his death in 1537.
  • The first Medici to rule Florence as a hereditary monarch, Alessandro was also the last Medici from the senior line of the family to lead the city.
  • His assassination at the hands of a distant cousin, Lorenzaccio, caused the duchy of Florence to pass to Cosimo I de Medici, from the family's junior branch.

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