On July 22nd. 1510 a boy was born, he received the name: Alessandro.
Alessandro de' Medici - Source picture: Wikipedia
There were a lot of speculations about his birth.
Many people believed that he was the son of Giulio de' Medici
(later pope Clement VII) .
Other people believed that he was the son of a servant from African
descent who was working at the de' Medici household.
His nickname became 'il Moro' or 'The Moor'.
But he was recognized by Lorenzo de' Medici (grandson of Lorenzo the
In 1532 Alessandro became Duke of Florence. His many enemies declared
that his rule was corrupt and incompetent. Later this was discussed by
In 1536, Alessandro married Margaret of Austria (natural daughter of
Emperor Charles V) but the Duke of Florence stayed faithful to
one mistress: Taddea Malaspina.
On January 6th. 1537 Alessandro was murdered by his cousin
Lorenzino (nicknamed the bad Lorenzo). Alessandro only became 26