Maria Cristina de' Medici

Maria Cristina de 'Medici (24 August 1609 – 9 August 1632) was a Tuscan princess and the first born child of Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Maria Cristina
Princess of Tuscany
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Born(1609-08-24)24 August 1609
Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Died9 August 1632(1632-08-09) (aged 22)
Villa del Poggio Imperiale
Arcetri, Florence
Grand Duchy of Tuscany
FatherCosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
MotherArchduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria


Maria Cristina de 'Medici was born on 24 August 1609 in Florence as the first child of Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria.[1] She was born with a deformity and was possibly mentally disabled.[citation needed] She was baptized in the Catholic faith on 21 November 1610.

In 1619 she was sent to live in the Convent of the Holy Conception run by the Order of St. Stephen.[2]

She died on 9 August 1632 at the Villa del Poggio Imperiale.


  1. ^ Lippi, Donatella (2006). Illacrimate sepolture : curiosità e ricerca scientifica nella storia delle riesumazioni dei Medici (PDF). Firenze: Firenze University Press. ISBN 8884535212. OCLC 608291893.
  2. ^ Lipp, Charles (13 May 2016). Contested Spaces of Nobility in Early Modern Europe. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-16036-6 – via Google Books.