Portrait of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici  Agnolo Bronzino

Portrait of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici - Bronzino Agnolo

Jan van Bijlert   1597 Utrecht - 1671 Utrecht     Soldat in Brustharnisch     Öl auf Holz. 54 x 43 cm.   Signiert oben links: Jv Bijlert fe (Jv ligiert).

Jan van Bijlert 1597 Utrecht - 1671 Utrecht Soldat in Brustharnisch Öl auf Holz. 54 x 43 cm. Signiert oben links: Jv Bijlert fe (Jv ligiert).

Alessandro Allori (Italian 1535–1607) [Mannerism] Portrait of a Florentine Nobleman (Piero de' Medici?) 16th Century.

Alessandro Allori (Italian, - Portrait of a Florentine Nobleman (Piero de' Medici?

16th century French School - Gaspard II of Coligny (1519-72) Admiral of France.  Location: Paris, Bibliotheque de l'Histoire du Protestantisme

century French School - Gaspard II of Coligny Admiral of France…

Alfonso II d'Este,husband of Lucrezia de Medici

Alfonso dEste Duke of Ferrara (Husband of Lucrezia de Medici)

Portrait of Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici , (1510 -1563), as a child with a bow and arrow, c1546  by Francesco de Rossi.  Born in Florence, he was a son of Cosimo de' Medici the Elder and Contessina de' Bardi, and brother to Piero.

Portrait of Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici , as a child with a bow and arrow, by Francesco de Rossi. Born in Florence, he was a son of Cosimo de' Medici the Elder and Contessina de' Bardi, and brother to Piero.

Portrait of the the Medici family done in 1575 by Florentine Mannesrest.  Left to right, Grand Duke Cosimo 1st, Giovanni, Ferdinando, Maria de Medici, Francesco, Isabella and her husband Paolo Giordano Orsini.  The Medicis were a political dynasty and banking family and later a Royal House.  Founders of the Medici bank, the largest in Europe in the 15th century.  They produced four Popes, two Queens (of France) and in 1531 became hereditary Dukes of Florence,  ITALY.

Grand Duke Cosimo with his children as the Holy Family

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:Portrait of Giulio de Medici (1478 - 1534) Pope Clement VII. Cousin of Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, son of Giuliano de' Medici who was the brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Elected to the Papacy, becoming Pope Clement VII.

:Portrait of Giulio de Medici - Pope Clement VII. Cousin of Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, son of Giuliano de' Medici who was the brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Elected to the Papacy, becoming Pope Clement VII.

June 30, 1559: Mortally wounded, Henry II of France. In celebration of the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis, Henry participated in a joust with Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. He suffered a head wound which became infected and he died on July 10th. His Queen, Catherine de Medici, remained by his side and prevented Henry's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, from visiting him, even though he repeatedly called for her.

An illegitimate daughter of James IV, Janet Stewart, the Lady Fleming, was sent to France as Mary Queen of Scots' Governess, and was sent home after having a son by Henry II.

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