The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was a central Italian monarchy that existed, with interruptions, … These deaths were to affect him greatly, which, along with illness, forced Cosimo to unofficially abdicate in 1564. Additionally, the senate appointed the commissions of war and public security, and the governors of Pisa, Arezzo, Prato, Voltera and Cortona and ambassadors. Torture was also banned. It formally created a hereditary monarchy, abolished the age-old signoria (elective government) and the office of gonfaloniere (titular ruler of Florence elected for a two-month term); in their place was the consigliere, a four-man council elected for a three-month term, headed by the "Duke of the Florentine Republic" (and later the Grand Duke of Tuscany). The Duke of Lucca decided to abdicate his throne in favor of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopoldo II, while the Lucca territories of Montignoso, Gallicano, Minucciano and Castiglione di Garfagnana were given to Modena. Some valuable marbles are quarried in the neighborhood. Although the U.S. Continental Congress appointed a Commissioner to the Court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany on July 1, 1777, the U.S. representative, Ralph Izard, was never officially received in Florence. It was conquered by the Romans 280 BC. During the minority of her son, Grand Duke Ferdinando, she and her mother-in-law acted as regents from 1621 to 1628. [13], Francesco had little interest in governing his realm, instead participating in scientific experiments. By 1705, the grand ducal treasury was virtually bankrupt, and the population of Florence had declined by approximately 50%, while the population of the entire grand duchy had decreased by an estimated 40%. It was conquered by the Romans 280 BC. Edit source History Talk (0) Wikimedia Commons has media related to Category:Grand Duchy of Tuscany. [10] Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor and his cousin King Philip II of Spain reacted quite angrily, as Florence was an Imperial fief and declared Pius V's actions invalid. Vallombrosa, Prato, Pistoja, Pescia, Volterra, and Signa, are places of some consideration, within a short distance of Florence. In December 1859, the Grand Duchy was joined to the Duchies of Modena and Parma to form the United Provinces of Central Italy, which were annexed by the Kingdom of Sardinia a few months later. Like his uncle, Francesco I, government held no appeal for him, and Tuscany was ruled by his ministers. Francis Stephen of Lorraine (1708-1765) Holy Roman Emperor from 1745 and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1737. Cosimo III was of a puritan character, banning May celebrations, forcing prostitutes to pay for licenses and, beheading sodomites. script.setAttribute("onerror", "setNptTechAdblockerCookie(true);"); Leopold II (born Peter Leopold Joseph) (May 5, 1747 – March 1, 1792) was the penultimate Holy Roman Emperor from 1790 to 1792 and Grand-duke of Tuscany (Leopold I - Pietro Leopoldo d'Asburgo-Lorena - Granduca di Toscana).He was the son of the Empress Maria Theresa and her … The Tuscan Civil War almost immediately followed, with royalist and democratic forces fighting the Red Brigades of the Tuscan Communist Party. The duke refused and fled to Bologna. Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1815–1859) National Anthem "La Leopolda" - Duration: 3:09. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; House of Commons, John Bowring, 1839, p 6, Austria and Spain were ruled by the House of Habsburg; the two are interchangeable terms for the time period in question, Mora, G. (1959) Vincenzo Chiarugi (1759–1820) and his psychiatric reform in Florence in the late 18th century (on the occasion of the bi-centenary of his birth), which reverted to her second son, Francesco Maria, Tuscany during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Electress Palatine, "COSIMO III de' Medici, granduca di Toscana in "Dizionario Biografico, "Leopold II (holy Roman emperor) -- Encyclopædia Britannica", Bandiere degli Stati italiani preunitari: Toscana, "Leopold II (grand duke of Tuscany) -- Encyclopædia Britannica", Parliamentary papers, Volume 16 By the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Cosimo also was a long-term supporter of Pope Pius V, who in the light of Florence's expansion in … In the 19th century the population of the Grand Duchy was about 1,815,000 inhabitants. [14] Francesco is best remembered for dying on the same day as his second wife, Bianca Cappello, spurring rumours of poisoning. During his reign, Florence purchased the island of Elba from the Republic of Genoa (in 1548), conquered Siena (in 1555) and developed a well-equipped and powerful naval base on Elba. Despite his attempts at acquiescence, street fighting in opposition to the regime sprang up in August, in Livorno. If Leopold's line were to become extinct, it would revert to the main line. [49] The Austrian garrison was withdrawn in 1855. He was succeeded by his elder surviving son, Gian Gastone, when he died, in 1723. See also the preceding Category:17th century in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the succeeding Category:19th century in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. var d = new Date(); The United Provinces of Central Italy, a client state of the Kingdom of Sardinia, annexed Tuscany in 1859. The government was finally dissolved upon its annexation to the United Provinces of Central Italy in 1859. Francis I was Duke of Lorraine and Bar, positions that he later exchanged for that of Grand Duke of Tuscany, who came to marry Maria Theresa of Austria and become Holy Roman Emperor, though his wife effectively executed the real powers. Tuscany was ruled by the House of Medici and thrived bearing witness to unprecedented economic and military success under Cosimo I and his sons. Ferdinando was heir to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, with the title Grand Prince, from his father's accession in 1670 until his death in 1713. A grand duchy is a country or territory whose official head of state or ruler is a monarch bearing the title of grand duke or grand duchess.. He revamped the taxation and tariff system. The duchy and the ducal title to Lorraine and Bar passed to King Louis XV of France upon Leszczynski's death in 1766, though Francis and his successors retained the right to style themselves as dukes of Lorraine and Bar. Volterra is noted for its salt works, and Signa may be considered as the centre of the straw-hat manufactures, a handicraft which forms not only a chief employment to the Tuscans, but which also furnishes an article of commerce to every other country. Alessandro’s death did not terminate the Medici family’s power in Florence.A younger branch of the family, descendants of the Lorenzo who had been the brother of Cosimo the Elder, now came forward.Cosimo de’ Medici (1519–74), great-great-grandson of Lorenzo, became duke of Florence, then grand duke of Tuscany (1569), and reigned as Cosimo I. On 30 May 1808, Etruria was formally annexed to France. The oldest surviving son of the Duke of Lorraine, Francis left the duchy for the deposed Polish king Stanisław Leszczyński in exchange for the Grand Duchy of Tuscany as one of the terms ending the War of the Polish Succession in 1738. The document in question was officiated on the 27th of that month. [54] The Council of Two Hundred was a petitions court; membership was for life. 11-07-2011 03:01:14 ZULU. Ferdinand IV's hypothetical reign didn't last long; the House of Habsburg-Lorraine was formally deposed by the National Assembly on 16 August 1859. Before the Roman times, the area of today's Tuscany was called Eturia, because of the Etruscan culture. The harbor is entirely artificial, and is formed and defended by a great mole or bulwark, and by strong military works; and outside is the road, formed by sandbanks surrounding the island of Meloria, on which the light-house is built . … [39] The proposal sank, and ultimately died with Cosimo in 1723. @media only screen and (min-device-width : 320px) and (max-device-width : 480px) { [47] [48], The Napoleonic system collapsed in 1814, and the following territorial settlement, the Congress of Vienna, ceded the State of Presidi to a restored Tuscany. The Spanish reaction was to construct a citadel on their portion of the island of Elba. In a war against Austria, the Tuscan army demanded an alliance with the Sardinians in April 1859. He was unpopular among his subjects, though his many reforms brought the Grand Duchy to a level of stability that had not been seen in quite a while. A patron of the arts, she bequeathed the Medici's large art collection, including the contents of the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and the Medicean villas, which she inherited upon her brother Gian Gastone's death in 1737, and her Palatine treasures to the Tuscan state, on the condition that no part of it could be removed from "the Capital of the grand ducal State....[and from] the succession of His Serene Grand Duke.". The Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Marguerite Louise d'Orléans was a Princess of France who became Grand Duchess of Tuscany, as the wife of Grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici. Cosimo experienced several personal tragedies during the later years of his reign. [31] He imposed crippling taxes [32] while the country's population continued to decline. The Grand Duchy after 1847. Christina dominated her grandson long after he came of age until her death in 1636. [14], Ferdinando eagerly assumed the government of Tuscany. Outside the former Papal State it is unlikely to find coats of arms of the Popes. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany (Italian: Granducato di Toscana, Latin: Magnus Ducatus Etruriae) was a monarchy in Tuscany, an area in the north-west of the Italian Peninsula.It existed, with interruptions, from 1569 to 1859. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor proclaimed Alessandro de' Medici, ruler of Florence "for his lifetime, and after his death to be succeeded by his sons, male heirs and successors, of his body, by order of primogeniture, and failing them by the closest male of the Medici family, and likewise in succession forever, by order of primogeniture." Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg was the legal Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg in the eyes of the Holy Roman Emperor, the overlord of Saxe-Lauenburg, from 1689 until 1728; however, because her distant cousin George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, conquered the duchy by force in 1689, she exercised no control over the territory, instead living in her manors in Bohemia. script.setAttribute("async", true); La Leopolda Official anthem of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. While not as internationally renowned as the old republic, the grand duchy thrived under the Medici and it bore witness to unprecedented economic and military success under Cosimo I and his sons, until the reign of Ferdinando II, which saw the beginning of the state's long economic decline. [45], Leopold also introduced radical reforms to the system of neglect and inhumane treatment of the mentally ill. On 23 January 1774, the legge sui pazzi (law regarding the insane) was established, the first of its kind to be introduced in Europe, allowing steps to be taken to hospitalize individuals deemed insane. Neither of Cosimo's two sons was a suitable heir; Ferdinando was an alcoholic and epileptic, while his younger son, Gian Gastone, according to historian Paul Strathern, was not appropriate material[ clarification needed ] for the role of sovereign. Ferdinand was the son of the incumbent Grand Duke, and Grand Duchess Maria Louisa. In 1801, Napoleon erected it into the Kingdom of Etruria, in favor of the Prince of Parma: but in 1808 it was incorporated iuto the French Empire, and subdivided into the departments of Arno, Mediterranean, and Ombrone. Chiarugi and his collaborators introduced new humanitarian regulations in the running of the hospital and caring for the mentally ill patients, including banning the use of chains and physical punishment, and in so doing have been recognized as early pioneers of what later came to be known as the moral treatment movement. File:Flag of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1840).svg. When Cosimo died, his oldest son, Ferdinando, was still a minor. [53] To be eligible, one had to be male and a noble. The Grand Duchy of. House of Commons –, The Papal Bull that created the Grand Duchy, Patria del Friuli (Patriarchate of Aquileia), Revolutions of 1848 in the Italian states, Museum of the Risorgimento (Castelfidardo). Leghorn, (Livorno,) a fine modern city, on the shores of the Mediterranean, is one of the principal commercial towns of Europe, an advantage that it owes to its being a free port, where the productions of all countries can be landed and re-shipped without restriction. ... 14:25. Tuscany wis nominally a state o the Haly Roman Empire till the Treaty o Campo Formio in 1797.. References In 1790, Emperor Joseph II died without issue and Leopold was called to Vienna, to assume the rule of his family's Austrian dominions and become Emperor. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was a central Italian monarchy that existed, with interruptions, from 1569 to 1859, replacing the Duchy of Florence. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leopold II with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service and keen interest in outer space. Tuscany was divided into two main administrative districts: the stato nuovo (the new state) consisting of the former Republic of Siena, and the stato vecchio (the old state), the old Republic of Florence and her dependencies. Cosimo II de' Medici was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1609 until his death. After Napoleon’s downfall in 1814, Tuscany was restored to its Habsburg Grand Dukes. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was an independent and sovereign state in 1776 when the United States declared independence from Great Britain. Manuscript from the period of Francis I of Lorraine, Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Don Carlos became King of Naples shortly after his arrival in Florence in 1735, by the Treaty of Turin. [5] The plan was about to be approved by the powers convened at Geertruidenberg when Cosimo abruptly added that if himself and his two sons predeceased his daughter, the Electress Palatine, she should succeed and the republic be re-instituted following her death. His 49-year rule was punctuated by the beginning of Tuscany's long economic decline, which was further exasperated by his successor, Cosimo III de' Medici. Habsburg Grand Dukes of Tuscany Grand Dukes of Tuscany 1737-1801 Francis Stephen of Lorraine (1708-1765) as Grand Duke of Tuscany. The former Kingdom of Italy and the current Italian Republic also did not recognize the order as a legal entity but tolerates it as a private body. The grand duke was briefly deposed by a provisional government in 1849. Lombard Kingdom › Tuscany, Lombardic Duchy of › Tuscany, Duchy of • Tremissis (620-700) 1 Tremissis = 8 Siliqua • 3 Tremissis = 1 Soldius. Population, 100,000. [26] The exchequer was barely adequate to cover the state's current expenditure, resulting in a complete termination of banking operations for the Medici. Born a Duchess of Bavaria, the youngest child of Elector Ferdinand Maria, she married the heir to the Tuscan throne, Ferdinando de' Medici, in 1689. Cosimo III de' Medici was the penultimate (sixth) Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany. Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Order of Saint Stephen Breast Star First Class, in bronze gilt, with iron pin and glass arms, 72mmx72mm, circa 1810-20, of superb quality manufacture, in … In the Middle Ages, it saw many invasions, but in the Renaissance period it helped lead Europe back to civilization. Historical Flags and Coats of arms of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Francis had to cede his ancestral Duchy of Lorraine in order to accommodate the deposed ruler of Poland, whose daughter Marie Leszczyńska became Queen of France and of Navarre in 1725. [16] Ferdinando sponsored a Tuscan colony in America, with the intention of establishing a Tuscan settlement in the area of what is now French Guiana. [56], Gian Gastone, the last Medici, resigned the grand duchy to Francis Stephen of Lorraine. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany (Italian: Granducato di Toscana, Latin: Magnus Ducatus Etruriae) was a central Italian monarchy that existed, with interruptions, from 1569 to 1859, replacing the Duchy of Florence. Their union wrought a high level of discontentment, but despite the tension they had three children, Ferdinando, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Electress Palatine and the last Medicean grand duke of Tuscany, Gian Gastone de' Medici. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany (or Granducato di Toscana in Italian) was a central Italian monarchy that existed, with interruptions, from 1569 to 1859, replacing the Duchy of Florence. } Every grand duke after Leopold resided in Florence. Leopold attempted to secularize the property of the religious houses or to put the clergy entirely under the control of the government. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1569−1859) — located in the Tuscany region of the Italian Peninsula. His reign also witnessed Tuscany's deterioration to previously unknown economic lows. The Duke of Lucca, after negotiations with the Duke of Modena and Reggio and the Grand Duke of Tuscany in the Treaty of Florence (1844), decided to abdicate the throne of Lucca in favor of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopoldo II, while the Lucca territories of Montignoso, Gallicano, Minucciano and Castiglione di Garfagnana were given to Modena. [27] The economy was so decrepit that barter trade became prevalent in rural market places. House of Medici; Flag of Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1562-1737) Naval flag (1737-1749) Coat of arms (1562-1737) House of Habsburg-Lorraine; Civil flag and civil ensign (1815-1848, 1849-1860) State flag with Lesser Coat of arms Cosimo also banned the clergy from holding administrative positions and promulgated laws of freedom of religion, which were unknown during his time. With the exception of its literary institutions and numerous antiquities, Pisa has no modern attractions. The great square is spacious, and the Duomo or Cathedral, is a noble building. The improvements of the Maremma occasioned much of the extraordinary expenditures. Population, 20,000. [26] The treasury was so empty that when the Castro mercenaries were paid for the state could no longer afford to pay interest on government bonds. He was forced out by the French during the French Revolutionary Wars, first in 1799, and then after the Treaty of Aranjuez (1801), becoming instead Elector of Salzburg, ruling the terri… document.cookie = "__adblocker=" + (adblocker ? During his reign, Florence purchased the island of Elba from the Republic of Genoa (in 1548), [6] conquered Siena (in 1555) [7] and developed a well-equipped and powerful naval base on Elba. Tuscany was neutral during the War of the Spanish Succession, partly due to Tuscany's ramshackle military; a 1718 military review revealed that the army numbered less than 3,000 men, many of whom were infirm and elderly. ½ Siliqua - In the name of Heraclius, 610-641 (620-700) Silver • 0.25 g BMC Vandal# 41 . Tuscany. #ga-ad {display: none;} He died unmarried. Vittoria della Rovere was Grand Duchess of Tuscany as the wife of Grand Duke Ferdinando II. He was forced out by the French during the French Revolutionary Wars, first in 1799, and then after the Treaty of Aranjuez (1801), becoming instead Elector of Salzburg, ruling the territory of the former archbishopric. Ferdinando died in 1609, leaving an affluent realm; however, his inaction in international affairs drew Tuscany into the provincial yolk of politics. [19] The Grand Duke alone had the prerogative to exploit the state's mineral and salt resources. The grand duchy's capital was Florence. [52] Pope Clement VII willed his relative Alessandro de' Medici to be the monarchical ruler of Florence, and went about requisitioning that dignity carefully; he wanted to give the impression that the Florentines democratically chose Alessandro to be their monarch. Tuscany then ceded its Lunigiana territories to Modena with the exception of Pontremoli which passed to the Duchy of Parma. The Kingdom of Etruria, Tuscany's successor state during the Napoleonic Wars. [28] Ferdinando II died in 1670, succeeded by his oldest surviving son Cosimo. Leopold himself died in 1792. Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards Civil Rights, Economy, & Political Freedom. The last member of the Medici dynasty to be a leader of the order was Gian Gastone de Medici in 1737. Soon after, Francis Stephen of Lorraine became heir to the Tuscan throne. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was recreated in 1956, after the dissolution of the Italian Empire at the end of the Second Great War. On 30 November 1786, after having de facto blocked capital executions (the last was in 1769), Leopold promulgated the reform of the penal code that abolished the death penalty and ordered the destruction of all the instruments for capital execution in his land. Tuscany is the Etruria of the ancients. Francis' second surviving son Peter Leopold became grand duke of Tuscany and ruled the country until his brother Joseph's death. }, Page last modified: The United States Army Field Band Recommended for you. Francis did not live in his Tuscan realm, and lived in the capital of his wife's realm, Vienna. He was successively a Governor of Siena, cardinal and later the heir of the duchy of Montefeltro by right of his mother. In the mid-19th Century the territory contained 8,381 square miles, or 5,365,120 acres, which were thus occupied :-in the cultivation of the vine, 570,000 ; vine and olive, 390,000; arable, 840,000 ; woods, 1,400,000 ; chestnuts, 305,000 ; natural and artificial meadows, 70,000; pastures, 1,600,000; various smaller products, 70,000; building, 26,000-the small remainder being unemployed and not subject to taxation. A provisional government was formed on 27 April and the duchy joined with the Duchies of Modena and Parma in Dec 1859 to form th… Delivered as pictured with the history of Francis I of Lorraine, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Cosimo I died in 1574 of apoplexy, leaving a stable and extremely prosperous Tuscany behind him, having been the longest ruling Medici yet. A provisional republic was established in his stead. After the fall of that empire it successively belonged to the Goths and Lombards, by the last of which it was erected into a duchy. The said revolution toppled the throne of France, and caused disarray across Europe. [49] Despite his merits, most his subjects still dismissed him as a foreigner. He is remembered today primarily as a patron of music. The Grand Duke was an Austrian ; but the policy of the government has long bean distinguished for its liberality and efficiency. Leopold's concept of this was based on respect for the political rights of citizens and on a harmony of power between the executive and the legislative. During the Holy League of 1571, Cosimo fought against the Ottoman Empire, siding with the Holy Roman Empire. With him, she had eight children, including a duchess of Parma, a grand duke of Tuscany, and an archduchess of Further Austria. All items (1) A [49]. "true" : "false") + "; expires=" + d.toUTCString() + "; path=/"; A former grand duchy of the Holy Roman Empire. Following Ferdinand's death, his elder son, Leopold II, succeeded him. He died at Innsbruck from a stroke in 1765; his wife pledged the rest of her life to mourning him, while co-ruling with her son, and Francis' imperial successor Joseph II. Elba, and several other islands in the Mediterranean belonged to Tuscany. [41] On July 9 1737, Gian Gastone died; the last male Medici of the Grand Ducal line. These measures, which disturbed the deeply rooted convictions of his people and brought him into collision with the pope, were not successful. His wife, Eleanor of Toledo, died in 1562, along with four of his children due to a plague epidemic in Florence. [16] To strengthen the new Tuscan alliance, he married the deceased Francesco's younger daughter, Marie, to Henry IV of France. The Habsburg-Lorraine family ruled the Grand Duchy of Tuscany for little over a century, from 1737 (when the last remaining member of the Medici family, Gian Gastone, died) to 1859, when Tuscany was annexed to the Savoy monarchy with the ousting of Leopoldo II.. Queen Catherine of France, though herself a Medici, viewed Cosimo with the utmost disdain. They drew up the Treaty of Vienna, which gave the grand ducal throne to Don Carlos, Duke of Parma. [5] Vittoria della Rovere brought the Duchies of Montefeltro and Rovere into the family in 1631, upon her death in 1694, they passed to her younger son, Francesco Maria de' Medici. Category page. The exception is due to Popes who built churches or palaces in their country of origin. Coordinates: 43°N11°E / 43°N 11°E / 43; 11, The Grand Duchy of Tuscany (Italian : Granducato di Toscana; Latin : Magnus Ducatus Etruriae) was a central Italian monarchy that existed, with interruptions, from 1569 to 1859, replacing the Republic of Florence. Later, it settled down as a grand duchy. Leopold was succeeded by Ferdinand III. It peaked under Cosimo III. Her brother-in-law, Prince Gian Gastone, befriended her out of sympathy, a friendship that lasted until Violante Beatrice's demise. The Grand Duchy o Tuscany (Italian: Granducato di Toscana, Laitin: Magnus Ducatus Etruriae) wis a central Italian monarchy that exeestit, wi interruptions, frae 1569 tae 1859, replacin the Duchy o Florence. Siena was ruled by a governor appointed by the grand duke. The people of Etruria were named Etruscans, and their complex culture was centered on numerous city-states, such as Veii. The Holy League inflicted a crushing defeat against the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto. [11] The administration of the state was delegated to bureaucrats. Violante Beatrice of Bavaria was Grand Princess of Tuscany as the wife of Grand Prince Ferdinando of Tuscany and Governor of Siena from 1717 until her death. Despite all of these incentives to economic growth and prosperity, the population of Florence, at dawn of the 17th century, was a mere 75,000 souls, far smaller than the other capitals of Italy: Rome, Milan, Venice, Palermo and Naples. The army consisted of from 7,000 to 8,000 men, who were levied by a sort of conscription, and served for six years. This bank was the largest in Europe during the 15th century, and it facilitated the Medicis' rise to political power in Florence, although they officially remained citizens rather than monarchs until the 16th century. document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(script); [2] The grand duchy's capital was Florence. [5], Following the Republic's surrender in the Siege of Florence, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor issued a proclamation explicitly stating that he and he alone could determine the government of Florence. Tuscany was governed by a viceroy, Marc de Beauvau-Craon, for his entire rule. The Peace of Villafranca allowed Leopold to return once more. It was conquered by Napoleonic France in the late 18th century and became part of the Italian Republic in the 19th century. Upon arrival, he abdicated in favour of his elder son, Ferdinand. The Arch-Duchy of Tuscany (Toscana, now part of Italy) was created in 1569 when Cosimo de' Medici, Duke of Florence, was made Arch Duke of Tuscany by Pope Pius V. In 1737 the territory became a possession of Duke Franz III of Lotharingen, and hence a possession of the Habsburg family. Giuliano Dami was the favourite and valet of Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. [50] Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia captured Tuscany in its entirety, and held it for the duration of the conflict; Leopold fled Tuscany as a result. Ferdinando de' Medici was the eldest son of Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans. Whence these leagues arrived in Tuscany, a concerned Ferdinand requisitioned an Austrian garrison, from his brother Emperor Francis of Austria, for the defence of the state. [43], Leopold developed and supported many social and economic reforms. [19]. The negotiations had been between Spain and France, and the Etrurian regent was kept entirely in the dark, only being informed that she would have to leave her young son's kingdom on 23 November 1807. In 1847, Leopold, following the death of the then-incumbent Duchess of Parma, Marie Louise of Austria, and the secret Treaty of Florence (1844), annexed the Duchy of Lucca, (A state created solely to accommodate the House of Bourbon-Parma until they could re-assume their Parmese sovereignty). [35] He sent munitions to the Emperor during the Battle of Vienna. Italian nationalism exploded in the post-Napoleonic years, leading to the establishment of secret societies bent on a unified Italy. Many Popes came from Tuscany and that explains why a few coats of arms can be found here. Francesco de' Medici was the fourth son of Grand Duke Cosimo II of Tuscany and his wife, Maria Maddalena of Austria. [5], In 1569, Cosimo de' Medici had ruled the Duchy of Florence for 32 years. Leo XI died less than a month later, but fortunately for the Medici his successor Pope Paul V was also pro-Medici. Tuscany passed to another son, Leopold. [11]. He reigned from 1670 to 1723, and was the elder son of Grand Duke Ferdinando II. Instituted on December 19, 1853 by Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Tuscany was divided into five " compartimenti," and these again into "territori-comunitativi.". By the Treaty of Fontainebleau (27 October 1807), Etruria was to be annexed by France. Livorno was bought in 1421 and become the harbour of Florence. Tuscany is named after its pre-Roman inhabitants, the Etruscans. His descendants ruled, and resided in, the grand duchy until its end in 1859, barring one interruption, when Napoleon Bonaparte gave Tuscany to the House of Bourbon-Parma (Kingdom of Etruria, 1801–7). Lasted until violante Beatrice 's grand duchy of tuscany army by his contented marriage with Maria of! 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