Philip de' Medici

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Philip de' Medici (May 20, 1577 – March 29, 1582) was the youngest child of Francesco I de' Medici and Joanna of Austria. He was the heir to the Tuscan throne.

Giovanni Bizzelli - Giovanna d%27Austria e suo figlio don Filippino de%27 Medici - 1586
Philip and his mother

Life

Philip received his name in honour of the King Philip II of Spain. The birth was celebrated with great joy by all the court, because thus was secured the succession of the Grand Duchy for another generation and eliminated all the hopes of Bianca Cappello (his father's mistress) to have her "son" Antonio as heir of Tuscany. Philip became Grand Prince of Tuscany.

When he was not quite eleven months old, his mother died in an accident falling down the stairs of the ducal apartments while heavily pregnant. His father then married Bianca Cappello. Philip was one of seven children, but only two of the children survived till adulthood, Eleonora de' Medici and Marie de' Medici (who became queen consort of France). He had another sister Anna who died aged fourteen. Philip died on 29 March 1582; he was four years old, and suffered from hydrocephalus: when his skull was opened, the equivalent of about a glass of water came out. Recent study of his remains have confirmed the diagnosis.[1]

References

  1. ^ [1], Gino Fornaciari, Angelica Vitiello, Sara Giusiani, Valentina Giuffra, Antonio Fornaciari, Natale Villari, The Medici Project: First Anthropological and Paleopathological Results. (retrieved 23 January 2011).

Ancestry

Ancestors of Philip de' Medici
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giovanni de' Medici il Popolano
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giovanni dalle Bande Nere
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caterina Sforza
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cosimo I de' Medici
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacopo Salviati
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Salviati
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucrezia de' Medici
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Francesco I de' Medici
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fadrique Álvarez de Toledo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pedro Álvarez de Toledo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isabel de Zúñiga y Pimentel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eleonora of Toledo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luís de Pimentel y Pacheco
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Osorio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juana de Osorio y Bazán
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eleonora de' Medici
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philip I of Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferdinand II of Aragon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joanna of Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isabella I of Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joanna of Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casimir IV Jagiellon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elisabeth of Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaston de Foix
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anna of Foix-Candale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infanta Catherine of Navarre
 
 
 
 
 
 

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