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  1. Signature. Catherine de' Medici (Italian: Caterina de' Medici, pronounced [kateˈriːna de ˈmɛːditʃi]; French: Catherine de Médicis, pronounced [katʁin də medisis]; 13 April 1519 – 5 January 1589) was an Italian [a] ( Florentine) noblewoman born into the Medici family. She was Queen of France from 1547 to 1559 by marriage to King Henry ...

  2. Apr 9, 2024 · Catherine deMedici (born April 13, 1519, Florence [Italy]—died January 5, 1589, Blois, France) was the queen consort of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59) and subsequently regent of France (1560–74), who was one of the most influential personalities of the Catholic–Huguenot wars.

  3. Sep 9, 2022 · Premiering on Starz on Sunday, September 11, the eight-episode series is based on historian Leonie Frieda’s 2003 biography, Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France. Showrunner Justin...

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  4. Aug 13, 2021 · Here are 10 facts about the formidable Catherine deMedici: 1. She was born into the powerful Medici family of Florence. Catherine was born on 13 April 1519 to Lorenzo de’ Medici and his wife Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne, who were said to have been ‘as pleased as if it had been a boy’.

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  6. Updated on January 12, 2020. Catherine de Medici (born Caterina Maria Romola di Lorenzo de Medici; April 13, 1519-January 5, 1589) was a member of the powerful Italian Medici family who became queen consort of France through her marriage to King Henry II.

  7. May 27, 2021 · Catherine de Medici: key dates and facts. Born: 13 April 1519, Republic of Florence. Died: 5 January 1589, France. Parents: Lorenzo de Medici, Duke of Urbino, and Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne. Known for: Being the queen mother of France during the reign of her three sons. Husband: Henry II of France.

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