Alessandro de’ Medici (1510–1537)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Alessandro de’ Medici, called “Il Moro” (“The Moor”), was born in the Italian city of Urbino in 1510. His mother was an African slave named Simonetta who had been freed. Alessandro’s paternity is uncertain.  Most sources name Lorenzo de’ Medici, ruler … Read MoreAlessandro de’ Medici (1510–1537)