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The mysterious death of Francesco I de' Medici and Bianca Cappello: an arsenic murder?

Authors
  • Mari, Francesco
  • Polettini, Aldo
  • Lippi, Donatella
  • Bertol, Elisabetta
Publication Date
Dec 23, 2006
Source
PubMed Central
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Language
English
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Abstract

Modern analytical techniques have allowed re-evaluation of the cause of death of Francesco I de' Medici and his wife, Bianca Cappello. It now seems that the grand-ducal couple died of acute arsenic poisoning and not malaria as previously believed

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