Marie de Médicis
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Marie de Mé·di·cis(də mā′dē-sēs′) 1573-1642.
Italian-born queen of France who was the wife (1600-1610) of Henry IV and regent (1610-1617) for her son Louis XIII. She was instrumental in the rise of Richelieu but was later banished when she urged his dismissal (1630).
Marie′ de Mé•di•cis′(də ˌmeɪ dəˈsis, ˈmɛd ɪ tʃi)
1573–1642, queen of Henry IV of France: regent 1610–17.