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Titian. Portrait of Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. c.1536-1538. Oil on canvas. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. More. Order a Poster or Print

Titian. Portrait of Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino.
Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1490-1538) succeeded his uncle Guidobaldo da Montefeltre as a ruler of Urbino. Though at first protected by his uncle Pope Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere), he lost power under the Medici Pope Leo X, but was able to regain his territories after his death. He was one of the Italy's most important military leaders and frequently served the Republic of Venice

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