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Cosimo (Iii) Gran Duca Di Toscana &. ( Original Antique Engraving From Historia Di Leopoldo Cesare, Continente Le Cose Piu Memorabili Successe In Europa, Dal 1656 Fino Al 1670.
Giovanni. Battista Hacque/ Hacque, Johann Baptist (?), [Circa 1670-1674] - Original Engraving, Circa 1670, Unsigned But Engraved By J. F. Leonart. Apparently A Leaf From A Collection Of Portraits. Part Of A Large Collection Of Original Antique Engravings Formed By A Southern California Artist In The Early To Middle Twentieth Century. Each Plate Has Small Glue Marks On Reverse Where They Were Tipped In To An Album. Cosimo Iii De' Medici (14 August 1642 ¿ 31 October 1723) Was The Penultimate (Sixth) Medici Grand Duke Of Tuscany. He Reigned From 1670 To 1723, And Was The Elder Son Of Grand Duke Ferdinando Ii. Cosimo's 53-Year-Long Reign, The Longest In Tuscan History, Was Marked By A Series Of Ultra-Reactionary Laws Which Regulated Prostitution And Banned May Celebrations. His Reign Also Witnessed Tuscany's Deterioration To Previously Unknown Economic Lows. He Was Succeeded By His Elder Surviving Son, Gian Gastone, When He Died, In 1723. He Married Marguerite Louise D'orléans, A Cousin Of Louis Xiv. The Marriage Was Solemnized By Proxy In The King's Chapel At The Louvre, On Sunday, 17 April 1661. It Was A Marriage Fraught With Tribulation. Marguerite Louise Eventually Abandoned Tuscany For The Convent Of Montmartre. Together, They Had Three Children: Ferdinando In 1663, Anna Maria Luisa, Electress Palatine, In 1667, And Gian Gastone, The Last Medicean Ruler Of Tuscany, In 1671. In Later Life, He Attempted To Have Anna Maria Luisa Recognised As The Universal Heiress Of Tuscany, But Charles Vi, Holy Roman Emperor, Would Not Allow It Because Florence Was Nominally An Imperial Fief, And He Felt He Alone Could Alter The Tuscan Laws Of Succession. All Cosimo's Efforts To Salvage The Plan Foundered, And In 1737, Upon His Younger Son's Death, Tuscany Passed To The House Of Lorraine. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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