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    Catherine de Medici

    Catherine de' Medici

    Catherine de' Medici

    Maria de' Medici

    Catherine de Medici (1519 to 1589). Dauphine from 1536 to 1547, when she became queen. She was married to Henri II, but he neglected her for his mistress, Diane de Poitiers. She was rumored to have poisoned the Dauphin Francois, so that she and her husband could become king and queen.

    Catherine de Medici.

    Catherine the Great : Queen of Russia

    Portrait of Maria de' Medici (1575 – 1642) as a young girl. Queen of France and the second wife of King Henry IV of France

    Marie de Guise, Queen of Scotland, Mother of Mary Queen of Scots // Corneille de Lyon // circa 1537

    Isabelle of Castile, Mother of Catherine of Aragon

    Diane De Poitiers by Jean Clouet

    Queen Henrietta Maria of France, Wife of King Charles I of England, (Grandmother of Queen Mary II and Queen Anne) with the dwarf, Sir Jeffrey Hudson, 1633

    Marie de Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots. Born:Nov. 22, 1515 – Died: June 1,1560. Eldest daughter of Claude of Lorraine, Duke of Guise, head of the House of Guise, and his wife Antoinette de Bourbon, herself the daughter of Francis, Count of Vendome, and Marie de Luxembourg.

    Catherine of Aragon was married to Henry VIII in 1509. "due to the English ancestry she inherited from her mother Queen Isabella I of Castile, Catherine had a stronger legitimate claim to the English throne than King Henry VII himself"

    Catherine de Medici

    Caterina de' Medici

    Marguerite de Valois, Queen of France - (b.1553 - d.1615) known as 'la reine Margot'