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Cath·e·rine de Mé·di·cis

 (kăth′ər-ĭn də mā-dē-sēs′, kăth′rĭn, kät-rēn′) or Catherine de' Me·di·ci (mĕd′ĭ-chē′, mĕd′ē-) 1519-1589.
Queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority (1560-1563) of her son Charles IX. She continued to wield power until the end of Charles's reign (1574).

Cath′erine de Mé•di•cis′

(də meɪ diˈsis)

also Cath′erine de' (or de) Med′i•ci

(dəˈmɛd ɪ tʃi)
(Caterina de' Medici) 1518–89, queen of Henry II of France.
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Noun1.Catherine de Medicis - queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589)
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They have audaciously adjusted, in the name of "good taste," upon the wounds of gothic architecture, their miserable gewgaws of a day, their ribbons of marble, their pompons of metal, a veritable leprosy of egg-shaped ornaments, volutes, whorls, draperies, garlands, fringes, stone flames, bronze clouds, pudgy cupids, chubby- cheeked cherubim, which begin to devour the face of art in the oratory of Catherine de Medicis, and cause it to expire, two centuries later, tortured and grimacing, in the boudoir of the Dubarry.
Catherine de Medicis had a mourning-bed made for her of black velvet powdered with crescents and suns.
1) While Shakespeare had examples of transgressive female power aplenty to draw upon--whether fictive or factual--this essay argues for a contemporary female monarch as prototype for Tamora: Catherine de Medicis, who ruled as queen consort, queen regent, and queen mother of France from 1547 to 1589 and whose legendary status as archetypal wicked queen had already gathered currency in her own life time.
In the rhetoric of the royal entourage, the king becomes alternately a benevolent father and a new Hercules, two images that enable the Bourbon to dissociate himself from his immediate royal predecessors, and in particular to distance himself from Catherine de Medicis.
Performance, Poetry and Politics on the Queen's Day: Catherine de medicis and pierre de Ronsard at fontainbleau.
Mae'n debyg mai Catherine de Medicis, gwraig Henri II, brenin Ffrainc ddechreuodd y peth nol yn y 1550au.
Catherine de Medicis, the queen consort of King Henri II of France, was one of Nostradamus's greatest admirers.
In an unusual deal, the importer of a 600-year-old line of cologne originally created for the 16th century Queen of France Catherine de Medicis has secured one of the few remaining warehouse spaces in SoHo.
Stangerup tries to present Christine as one of several powerful women monarchs--along with Catherine de Medicis, Elizabeth I, and the sovereigns of the Netherlands--who are meant to characterize the time.
He was even commissioned by Catherine de Medicis, queen of France, to design the decoration of a grotto, a cave-like setting that was a place of amusement and contemplation, for her private garden.
To reform France, Henri III and his advisors, notably his mother Catherine de Medicis, relied on tradition, including both the old institutional structure of royal officeholders, noble governors, and consultative assemblies (national and provincial estates, assemblies of notables and of the clergy), and ideas of personal and political self-discipline through eloquence and a harmonization of the passions that humanists had long advocated.
Students and scholars of early modern French history may be familiar with the story of how Catherine de Medicis, Marie de Medicis, and Anne d'Autriche served as regents for their minor sons (Charles IX, Louis XIII, and Louis XIV, respectively) during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.