Today in History - February 14th. 1545 - Lucrezia de' Medici

Lucrezia de' Medici was born on February 14th. 1545 in Florence.


Lucrezia de'Medici
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Her parents were Cosimo I de' Medici and Eleanor of Toledo.

In 1558 Lucrezia de' Medici married Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara.


Alfonso II, d'Este
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Lucrezia died in 1561, only a few years after her marriage. During that time
it was a suspicious death. People thought that she was poisoned. Now it is proven
that Lucrezia died of tuberculosis.