Catherine De' Medici

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Catherine de' Medici (Italian: Caterina de' Medici, 13 April 1519 – 5 January 1589), daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici and of Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, was a Franco/Italian noblewoman who was Queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II of France.

In 1533, at the age of fourteen, Caterina married Henry, second son of King Francis I and Queen Claude ... more »

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  • ''The said doctor can easily practise upon a page, and, if he does well, he can use his remedies on my son.''
    Catherine De' Medici (1519-1589), French queen (1547-1559); regent and advisor to her son, King Charles IX (1560-1574). As quoted in The Sayings of Qu...
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