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Catherine de' Medici, 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. Born: April 13, 1519, Florence Died: January 5, 1589, Château de Blois Spouse: Henry II of France (m. 1533) Children: Charles IX of France, Henry III of France, Parents: Lorenzo II, Duke of Urbino, Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne. Wikipedia

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Charles IX of France Corners and Borders Set - Hisrorical Machine Embroidery Designs Set from a 16th Century portrait

Charles IX of France Corners and Borders Set - Hisrorical Machine Embroidery Designs Set from Portrait of King Charles IX of France 1563,

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On August 24, 1572, King Charles IV of France, under the influence of his mother, Catherine de Medici, ordered the assassination of Huguenot leaders in Paris. In what became known as the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, thousands of French Huguenots were killed in just a few days.

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A 19th century Limoges enamel oval plaque depicting Charles IX of France.(1550-1574). Charles IX of France was Catherine de' Medici's fifth child and came to throne at just nine years old.

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Fashions of the Tudor Era - The Escoffion

Portrait of Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II of Austria and Infanta Maria of Spain, wife of King Charles IX of France -- Circa 1571 -- Francois Clouet -- French -- The Louvre -- Paris, France

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