Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (m. 1386–1429)
Cosimo de' Medici, Lorenzo the Elder
Carlo de' Medici, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici, Pierfrancesco the Elder
Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, Cosimo de' Medici, Lorenzo the Elder, Averardo de' Medici, Contessina de' Bardi
1368 (age 65)
1433 (aged 65)
She was the daughter of Edoardo Bueri, a member of a family of ancient lineage from Florence with economic interests in other cities; the family was in fact in Verona in the first half of the fourteenth century when she was born. She was married to the young banker Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici in 1386. She brought a dowry of 1500 florins to the marriage.
She was known for her beauty, but her husband was known for being ugly. The marriage brought respectability to Giovanni and their children, since he was not of noble descent. Just before he died, he asked her to take care of their children. She was buried with him after her death in the Old Sacristy of San Lorenzo.
Upon her death, Carlo Marsuppini wrote a eulogy in which he sang her praises, in which he compared the love between Piccarda and Giovanni with that of famous couples from antiquity. In it, he compared her with Penelope, Artemisia II of Caria, Julia and Porcia Catonis.