portrait of Eleonira di Toledo by Bronzino (Uffizi Gallery)

Eleonora di Toledo was a Spanish woman, daughter of Don Pedro di Toledo, viceroi of Naples. In 1539 she became the wife of Cosimo 1° De' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and their marriage was one of the great love stories of the Renaissance. During the Middle Age and the Renaissance rich families used to [...]