Francesco I had been governing the Tuscan duchy since 1564, when
his father Cosimo de' Medici resigned the position to it. Now, on
the death of Cosimo, Francesco succeeded as Grand Duke of Tuscany.
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Editors. "Death of Cosimo de' Medici". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15169, accessed 22 October 2017.]