Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
|born on||7 May 1586 (greg.) at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||Mantua, Italy, 45n09, 10e48|
|Timezone||LMT m10e48 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||16°30' 13°08 Asc. 00°01'|
Italian nobleman, styled as Duke of Mantua and (as Francesco II) Duke of Montferrat between 9 February and 22 December 1612. He was the eldest son of Duke Vincenzo I and Eleonora de' Medici.
On 19 February 1608 in Turin he married Margaret of Savoy (1589–1655), daughter of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy. They had three children.
Francesco became Duke upon his father's death on 9 February 1612. He died at Mantua at age 26 on 22 December 1612 without male heirs. He was succeeded by his brother Ferdinand; however, Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, the father of Francesco's wife Margaret of Savoy, disputed this, leading to the War of the Montferrat Succession (1613–1617).
- other kin relationship with Medici, Francesco I de (born 25 March 1541 Jul.Cal. (4 Apr 1541 greg.)). Notes: Grandkin
Sy Scholfield quotes from Raccolta di cronisti e documenti storici Lombardi inediti [Collection of unpublished Lombard chroniclers and historical documents], Volume 2, by Joseph Mueller (Professor at the University of Turin) (1856), page 326: "Nota come a di 7 maggio 1586 in Mantua città del serenissimo signor duca Guglielmo Gonzaga a hore 15 detto giorno di mercordi nascette un figliuol maschio al Serenissimo signor Principe Vincentio, suo figliolo, nato di sua moglie, figliuola del gran duca della città di Fiorenza et fu fatta grandissima allegrezza in detta città et soi stati in Italia, ... nome don Francesco."
(Translation: On 7 May 1586 in Mantua city to the most serene Signor Duke Guglielmo Gonzaga at 15 hours [3 PM] was born a son to his son Signor Principe Vincenzo, born of his wife, daughter of the Grand Duke of the city of Florence and great rejoicing was made in this city and in Italy, ... named Don Francesco).
Italy immediately converted from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian in October 1582.
- Family : Childhood : Family noted (House of Gonzaga, Italy)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
- Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 26)