Catherine of Valois - Wikipedia Catherine of Valois Catherine of Valois or Catherine of France (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437) was Queen of England from 1420 until 1422. A daughter of Charles VI of France, she was married to Henry V of England,  and gave birth to his heir Henry VI of England.
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Catherine of Valois was the youngest daughter of King...
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Henry V went to war with France, and even after the victory...
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Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437 ) was the queen of Henry V of England and the mother of Henry VI of England. She was the daughter of King Charles VI of France and his wife Isabelle of Bavaria.  Catherine had a secret relationship with Owen Tudor. Through this she became the grandmother of Henry VII of England .
- 27 October 1401, Paris, France
- 3 January 1437 (aged 35), London, England
- 23 February 1421
- 2 June 1420 – 31 August 1422
Catherine II, also Catherine of Valois or Catherine of Taranto (before 15 April 1303 – October 1346), was the recognised Latin Empress of Constantinople from 1307–1346, although she lived in exile and only had authority over Crusader States in Greece.
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Catherine de' Medici was born on 13 April 1519 in Florence, Republic of Florence, the only child of Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, and his wife, Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne, the countess of Boulogne. The young couple had been married the year before at Amboise as part of the alliance between King Francis I of France and Lorenzo's uncle Pop...
On her visit to Rome, the Venetian envoy described Catherine as "small of stature, and thin, and without delicate features, but having the protruding eyes peculiar to the Medici family". Suitors, however, lined up for her hand, including James V of Scotland who sent the Duke of Albany to Clement to conclude a marriage in April and November 1530. Wh...
Reign of Francis II
Francis II became king at the age of fifteen. In what has been called a coup d'état, the Cardinal of Lorraine and the Duke of Guise—whose niece, Mary, Queen of Scots, had married Francis II the year before—seized power the day after Henry II's death and quickly moved themselves into the Louvre Palace with the young couple. The English ambassador reported a few days later that "the house of Guise ruleth and doth all about the French king". For the moment, Catherine worked with the Guises out o...
Reign of Charles IX
Charles IX was nine years old at the time of his coronation, during which he cried. At first Catherine kept him very close to her, and even slept in his chamber. She presided over his council, decided policy, and controlled state business and patronage. However, she was never in a position to control the country as a whole, which was on the brink of civil war. In many parts of France the rule of nobles held sway rather than that of the crown. The challenges Catherine faced were complex and in...
Reign of Henry III
Two years later, Catherine faced a new crisis with the death of Charles IX at the age of twenty-three. His dying words were "oh, my mother ..." The day before he died, he named Catherine regent, since his brother and heir, Henry the Duke of Anjou, was in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, where he had been elected king the year before. However, three months after his coronation at Wawel Cathedral, Henry abandoned that throne and returned to France in order to become King of France. Catherine...
Catherine believed in the humanist ideal of the learned Renaissance prince whose authority depended on letters as well as arms. She was inspired by the example of her father-in-law, King Francis I of France, who had hosted the leading artists of Europe at his court, and by her Medici ancestors. In an age of civil war and declining respect for the m...
Catherine de' Medici has been labelled a "sinister Queen… noted for her interest in the occult arts". To some, Catherine and Henry's inability to produce an heir for the first ten years of their marriage gave rise to suspicion of witchcraft. Labouvie suggested that women's power was believed to be the ability to create and sustain life, whilst witc...
Catherine is portrayed by Megan Follows on the CW television series, Reign. She is a main character in all four seasons of the series, and is the only character to have appeared in every episode, other than Mary, Queen of Scots, who is portrayed by Adelaide Kane. Catherine is depicted as powerful and strong-willed. She is extremely loyal and willin...
Catherine de' Medici married Henry, Duke of Orléans, the future Henry II of France, in Marseille on 28 October 1533. She gave birth to ten children, of whom four sons and three daughters survived to marriageable age. Three of her sons became kings of France, while two of her daughters married kings and one married a duke. Catherine outlived all her..."Catherine de' Medici" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 5 (11th ed.). 1911. pp. 528–529.
- 10 June 1549
- 31 March 1547 – 10 July 1559
- 5 December 1560 – 17 August 1563
- Charles IX
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Catherine of France (4 February 1378 – November 1388) was a princess of France as the daughter of Charles V, King of France, and became the Countess of Montpensier as the wife of John of Berry, Count of Montpensier . Contents 1 Life 2 Ancestors 3 References 4 Sources Life
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Catherine de Valois was born 27 October 1401 in Paris, France to Charles VI de Valois (1368-1422) and Elisabeth von Bayern-Ingolstadt (1371-1435) and died 3 January 1437 London, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. She married Henry V of England (1387-1422) 1420 JL in Troyes, France.