medici family tree |Leonora di Toledo Medici. Daughter of Don Garzia di Toledo of Spain, brought up in the Medici household in Florence, then married to Pietro Medici. Murdered by her husband for infidelity. Pietro's sister was Isabella De Medici - this portrait is often mistaken for Isabella. See my pin "Murder of a Medici Princess" for their fascinating story.
Eleonora di Medici; Her father was Francesco I di Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. She was married to Vincenzo I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua.
U.S. London street scene, 1912. A newsboy holds a broadside reading, "Titanic Disaster Great Loss of Life."
Isabelle of Portugal: Isabel de Aviz, Infanta de Portugal was born on 4 October 1503 at Lisbon, Portugal. She was the daughter of Manuel I de Aviz, Rei de Portugal and Maria de Castilla y Aragón, Infanta de Castilla.She married Karl V von Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor, son of Felipe I von Habsburg, Rey de Castilla and Juana, Reina Juana de Castilla, on 11 March 1526 at Seville, Spain. She died on 1 May 1539 at age 35 at Toledo, Spain.
Catherine II of Russia (1729-96); Empress of Russia (1762-96). Also known as Catherine the Great, she is the longest ruling female leader of Russia and presided over the empire during its largest expansion. Catherine also ushered in the Russian Enlightenment, was a correspondent of Voltaire and helped establish the first state-financed higher education institute for women in Europe. Having potentially murdered her husband, Catherine was often the target of cruel rumours regarding her sexuality.