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Isabella Romola de Medici was born #onthisday 31st August 1542 A.D. and died 16th July 1576 A.D. was the Daughter of the Famous Cosimo I de’ Medici the first Grand Duke of Tuscany and the Eleonora di Toledo.

She was raised and educated in a humanist manner with her sibling along with Francesco de’ Medici who was able to succeed their father as the Grand Duke of Tuscany.

To secure power and a good relationship with the Roman Orisinis, Isabella’s father arranged a marriage to the Paolo Giordano I Orsino at the age of 16. She stayed with her father until she was married and this gave her an unusual amount of independence from the women of that era.

Following the death of her father, Isabella was possibly murdered alongside him.