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The Uffizi were Initially destined to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates under Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Under the rule of his son Francesco I their first floor is turned into a private gallery designed to house the Medici's broad art collections. In 1743, the last surviving member of the family, Electress of the Palatinate Anna Maria Luisa, passes away and bequeaths this heritage to the city of Florence, where it will have to stay for ever.