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Gian Gastone De Medici
Birth: 1671
Death: Jul. 9, 1737

Grand Duke of Tuscany. Son and successor of Cosimo III De' Medici, he was the last male member of his family and the last of the family to rule Tuscany. He had been neglected by his grandmother, mother and father, ignored by his elder brother Ferdinando, by the court and by the people of Florence. He was forced by his father to marry Anna Maria Franziska, an immensely fat twenty-three years old lady, daughter of the duke of Saxony and Lauenburg and widow of Palatine Count Philip of Neuberg. No child was born from this disastrous marriage and obviously there was no hope for a Medici heir. He became Gran Duke of Florence at the age of fifty-two, and he appeared increasingly tired and old with each day that passed. His indolence had become proverbial, and he totally lacked the will to reign. He was not interested in power, and he would have been perfectly happy to continue his pointless life without it. He probably died from obesity and kidney stones. (bio by: MC) 
Basilica di San Lorenzo
Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Crypt - Cappelle Medicee
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Nov 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9740556
Gian Gastone De Medici
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