Catherine de' Medici

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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).

Catherine de' Medici


Catherine de Médicis

(Biography) 1519–89, queen of Henry II of France; mother of Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III of France; regent of France (1560–74). She was largely responsible for the massacre of Protestants on Saint Bartholomew's Day (1572)
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This particular violin was made for King Charles IX of France, son of the powerful Catherine de' Medici.
When he is introduced to Catherine de' Medici (Hannelore Hoger), the Catholic queen of France, she arranges a marriage between Henry and her daughter Margot (Armelle Deutsch), certain the alliance will stop the budding conflict.
Catherine de' Medici is occasionally mentioned as providing favors for Louis de Gonzague, yet otherwise is curiously absent from the analysis.
Like Elizabeth I, Catherine de' Medici, and Isabella d'Este, and in common with all female regents in the medieval and early modern periods, the Medici widows required justification of their status as rulers.
Historians also have knowledge of the strong hostilities against Catherine de' Medici and her Italian advisors that formed in Protestant and Malcontent circles after the St.
The portrait is one of a collection of drawings attributed to Francois Clouet and his workshop that belonged to Marguerite's sister-in-law, Catherine de' Medici, and is now in the Musee Conde at Chantilly.
Catherine de' Medici "The Black Queen" - Queen of France, Catherine de' Medici would stop at nothing to keep her family in power.
Eliane Viennot, in her biography of Marguerite de Valois--youngest daughter of Henri II and Catherine de' Medici and queen consort of Henry IV--adopts a similar strategy, employing this princess's given name when discussing the person and Margot, Ronsard's invention to allegorize her in a bergerie, to indicate her myth.
Catherine de' Medici was known for the ballet de cour, an elaborate spectacle that frequently included mock battles and other stylized violence, often brought under control by the ruler as participant.