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Carlo de' Medici (cardinal)

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Died  17 June 1666, Florence, Italy
Parents  Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Christina of Lorraine
Grandparents  Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Eleanor of Toledo, Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, Claude of France
Uncle  Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Cousins  Marie de' Medici, Eleanor de' Medici, Antonio de' Medici, Anna de' Medici, Philip de' Medici
Similar  Ferdinando I de' Medici - G, Francesco I de' Medici - Grand Du, Cosimo I de' Medici - Grand Du, Cosimo II de' Medici - Grand Du, Maria Maddalena de' Medici

Carlo de' Medici (March 19, 1595 – June 17, 1666) was the son of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Christina of Lorraine. Born in Florence, he had a successful career in the Church, rising to become Cardinal Bishop of Ostia and Dean of the College of Cardinals.

De' Medici was raised to the cardinalate by Pope Paul V in the consistory of December 2. 1615, and was made Cardinal Deacon of Santa Maria in Domnica. He was an elector at the papal conclaves of 1621 and 1623 that elected Pope Gregory XV and Pope Urban VIII. He transferred deaconries to that of San Nicola in Carcere in 1623, and was the Cardinal protodeacon at the conclave of 1644 that elected Pope Innocent X. He was briefly Cardinal Deacon of Sant'Eustachio, before being raised to the order of Cardinal Priests in December 1644, with the title of San Sisto.

The next year, de' Medici was raised to Cardinal Bishop of Sabina, but opted for the suburbicarian see of Frascati seven months later. On April 29, 1652, he was made Cardinal Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina and Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals. On September 23 of the same year, he became Dean of the College of Cardinals and Cardinal Bishop of Ostia e Velletri. He presided over the conclave of 1655 and announced the papal election of Pope Alexander VII.

Carlo de' Medici died in Florence in 1666. He is buried at his family crypt at the Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze.

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