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Clarice de' Medici (1493–1528)[1] was the daughter of Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici and Alfonsina Orsini.

Clarissa de' Medici
Clarice de' medici, xvi century painting.jpg
Portrait of Clarice de' Medici
Full name
Clarissa de' Medici
Florence, Republic of Florence
Florence, Republic of Florence
Noble familyMedici
Spouse(s)Filippo Strozzi the Younger
Piero Strozzi
Roberto Strozzi
Maria Strozzi
Leone Strozzi
Giulio Strozzi
Vincenzo Strozzi
Alessandro Strozzi
Luigia Strozzi
Cardinal Lorenzo Strozzi
FatherPiero the Unfortunate
MotherAlfonsina Orsini

Born in Florence, she was the granddaughter of Lorenzo de' Medici, niece of Pope Leo X and sister to Lorenzo II de' Medici. After her brother's premature death in 1519, she educated his daughter Catherine, the future Queen of France.

In 1508 she married Filippo Strozzi the Younger and moved to Rome.[2] Filippo and Clarice had ten children:



  1. ^ Tomas 2003, p. 7.
  2. ^ Landon, William J. (2013). Lorenzo di Filippo Strozzi and Niccolo Machiavelli: Patron, Client, and the Pistola fatta per la peste/An Epistle Written Concerning the Plague. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442699489. Retrieved 10 January 2018.


  • Tomas, Natalie R. (2003). The Medici Women: Gender and Power in Renaissance Florence. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 0754607771.