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Vincenzo I Gonzaga
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1562
Death: Feb. 18, 1612

Nobility, succeeded his father Guglielmo Gonzaga in 1587 as Duke of Mantova and Montferrat. In 1581 he married Margherita Farnese, a daughter of Alessandro Farnese, at Piacenza. The marriage stayed childless and was annulled after two years. She became a nun and died in 1643 at a monastery in Parma. A year later he married Eleonora de Medici one of the two daughters of Francesco I of Tuscany that survived their childhood. He was one of the great Renaissance princes and made Mantova a center of art in Italy. He appointed, among others, Torquato Tasso and Claudio Monteverdi to his court, the latter stayed 25 years until Vincenzos death and did some of his best work in Mantova. From a visit to Flandres he brought the young Rubens back to his court. Rubens received his first major commissions here. He later went on diplomatic missions to the Spanish court and after that went to Paris where he worked for Vincenzos sister-in-law, Maria de Medici as her court painter.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Guglielmo Gonzaga (1538 - 1587)
  Eleanor of Austria (1534 - 1594)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleonora de Medici (1566 - 1611)*
 
 Children:
  Francesco IV Gonzaga (1586 - 1612)*
  Ferdinando I Gonzaga (1587 - 1626)*
  Guglielmo Domenico Gonzaga (1589 - 1591)*
  Vincenzo II Gonzaga (1594 - 1627)*
  Eleonora Gonzaga (1598 - 1655)*
 
 Sibling:
  Vincenzo I Gonzaga (1562 - 1612)
  Anna Caterina Gonzaga (1566 - 1621)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Basilica di Sant'Andrea
Mantua
Provincia di Mantova
Lombardia, Italy
 
Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Jun 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37993481
Vincenzo I Gonzaga
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In memory of Vincenzo I Gonzaga ~ RIP
- Laurel Robson
 Added: Aug. 23, 2013

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Sep. 20, 2012

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Sep. 20, 2012
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