Hektoen International

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Tag: Ferdinando II de’Medici

  • Death of the Prudent Prince, Medici Grand Duke Ferdinando II

    Sally MetzlerChicago, Illinois, United States The day of May 27, 1670, bore witness to the death of Ferdinando II, a man lauded as a most prudent prince and admired by his European peers. His reign was termed as a “prolonged and pleasant autumn, the taste of venison.”1 Ferdinando II was the fourth Grand Duke of…