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CATERINA DE’ MEDICI – JEAN ORIEUX

Caterina 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.