Lucrezia de' Medici
Lucrezia de' Medici
Biographical Information
IRL: History's Lucrezia de' Medici
Real Name: Lucrezia de' Medici
Title: Duchess of Florence

Duchess Lucrezia di Medici
Lady Lucrezia
Your Grace

Born: 4 August 1470
Religion: Roman Catholic
Originally From: Florence, Italy
Family: Catherine de' Medici (Grand-Niece)

Cortenza de' Medici(Cousin) Roman de' Medici (Cousin)
Pietro de' Medici (Cousin)
Francesca de' Medici (Cousin)
Francis de Valois (Cousin)

Affiliations: Kingdom of Italy

House of Medici

Physical Description
Gender: Female Female
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Unchartered Waters
Portrayed by: Rose Napoli

Character Flag - Italy Noble Female Lady Season 4

Lucrezia de' Medici is the Grand-Niece of Catherine de' Medici's, and cousin to King Francis.

Season 4Edit

Over the coming week, guests will be arriving from across the continent to witness Queen Mary and Lord Darnley's Catholic wedding, and few are as important as Lucrezia de Medici. She lends legitimacy and strength both to Queen Mary's Scottish rule and their joint claims to the English Throne.

However, after Lord Darnley jokingly insulted King Francis, Lucrezia withdrew her support and set sail for the following day back to Florence, Italy. Queen Mary was very upset over this. Because if the Duchess goes, she takes her support and the promise of funding with her. She agreed to reconsider if she was given the lands belonging to Lord Theodore Davies. The lands are quite valuable, and come with a title, The Earldom of Menteith. And only with this exchange would she willing to continue supporting Mary's rule.

After a day of misadventures, Queen Mary and Lord Bothwell were able to acquiring the Davies Estate' papers. With that, Lucrezia was pleased to continue the alliance between Florence and Scotland.

Unbeknown to Lucrezia, Lord Bothwell insured the papers by offering Lord Theodore Davies his choice of five of Bothwell's favourite horses, on top of Queen Mary's offer. [1]


Historical NotesEdit

  • Her real name was Lucrezia Maria Romola de' Medici
  • Lucrezia de' Medici would have been 95, however she'd already died on 15 November 1553 at 85.
  • Had 10 children, some of whom were of great importance to the history of Renaissance Europe.
  • She and her husband opposed Pope Clement VII's decision to marry their grand-niece Catherine de' Medici to the future King Henry II of France, wanting such an important Medici heir to marry within Italy.
  • In August 1497 she spent a large sum to try and return her brother, Pietro de' Medici to power. When it failed, the men participating in the plot were executed, they could not consider harming a woman.
  • In March 1513, her other brother became Pope Leo X.
  • Lucrezia was with Pope Leo X when he died.
  • Lucrezi's son, Bernardo Salviati was the knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
  • After Bernardo Salviati establishing himself in France, he rebuilt the Château de Talcy, and became Grand Almoner to Catherine de' Medici.

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