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New cause of death sought for last Medici member

Researchers are looking for a new reason why Anna Maria Louisa de' Medici, the last member of the famous Medici clan, died after recent photos of her exhumed body showed no signs of late-stage syphilis. Her body was exhumed for a week before being reburied. During that time, scientists made a

Legendary Medici warrior died of gangrene

Giovanni de' Medici, the legendary 16th century army commander, did not die from an improperly amputated leg, as was previously thought, but rather due to gangrene after being hit in the right leg by a cannonball. As the ball crashed the right leg above the knee, the condottiero was taken to

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