Ferdinand Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua 1587-1626

Born in Mantua, he was the son of Vincenzo I and Eleonora de’ Medici.
Succeeded his brother in both the Duchy of Mantua and the Duchy of Montferrat. In 1616 he secretly married Camilla Faà di Bruno, whom he divorced in the same year. Their son Francesco Giacinto Teodoro Giovanni Gonzaga, although accepted at court, was not made Ferdinando’s heir. He died of the plague at the age of 14, during the 1630 siege of Mantua. On 16 February 1617 Ferdinando married Caterina de’ Medici (1593–1629), the daughter of Ferdinand I, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Size 16 x 28 cms
Price £28.00