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Katherine de Medici brought forks to France from Italy in

Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici

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Catherine de Medici Italian-born French queen, regent and mother of three kings of France. She was a powerful influence in century France, particularly during the Wars of Religion.

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Claude of France (1547–1575) Daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici. Wife of Charles II Duke of Lorraine
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Charles was raised in the court of France and married to Henri II's daughter, Claude_of_Valois. As conditions deteriorated in France the Duke of Lorraine, a devout Catholic, came to sympathize with his co-religionists.

Claude of Valois, Duchess of Lorraine, by an unknown artist, in the Palace of Versailles

, Charles IX and his wife Elisabeth Archduchess of Austria.

Claude of France (1547–1575) Daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici. Wife of Charles II Duke of Lorraine

Claude of France (1547–1575) Daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici. Wife of Charles II Duke of Lorraine
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Marguerite and Henri de Navarre, depicted in Catherine de Medici's book of hours. Photo: Musée Louvre.
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Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 14 May 1553 – 27 March was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.

Henry of Navarre and Marguerite of Valois. Thumbnail extracted from a prayer book of Catherine de 'Medici, depicting Henry III of Navarre and Marguerite de Valois.

Henri IV et Marguerite de Valois en 1572

Throughout history, Catherine de’ Medici has been considered something of a sorceress, a French queen and banking heiress adroitly trained in.

Marguerite and Henri de Navarre, depicted in Catherine de Medici's book of hours. Photo: Musée Louvre.

Marguerite and Henri de Navarre, depicted in Catherine de Medici's book of hours. Photo: Musée Louvre.
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Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets. Read more on the click
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An in-depth look at Shakespeare's contemporary Ben Jonson with analysis of his plays, Volpone and more.

Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets. Read more on the click

Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets. Read more on the click
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13/04/1519 : Catherine de Médicis, reine de France par mariage puis régente de France († 5 janvier 1589).
13/04/1519 : Catherine de Médicis, reine de France par mariage puis régente de France († 5 janvier 1589).
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Charles IX of France at age 20 in 1570, the year he married Elisabeth of Austria- Spencer Alley: October 2012
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Charles IX of France at age 20 in the year he married Elisabeth of Austria- Spencer Alley: October 2012

of France, son of King Henry II. of France and Maria de Medici, husband of Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria.François Clouet chalk and sanguine on × 252 mm.

Charles IX of France at age 20 in 1570, the year he married Elisabeth of Austria- Spencer Alley: October 2012

Charles IX of France at age 20 in 1570, the year he married Elisabeth of Austria- Spencer Alley: October 2012
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Художник-портретист эпохи Возрождения Франсуа Клуэ (Francois Clouet, 1515-1572, French), мастерская, круг и последователи \1\. Обсуждение на LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников
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Художник-портретист эпохи Возрождения Франсуа Клуэ (Francois Clouet, 1515-1572, French), мастерская, круг и последователи \1\. Обсуждение на LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников

Художник-портретист эпохи Возрождения Франсуа Клуэ (Francois Clouet, 1515-1572, French), мастерская, круг и последователи \1\. Обсуждение на LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников

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Catherine de’ Medici (1519-89) was the daughter of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the duke of Urbino, and his French wife. Catherine married the duke of Orleans, later King Henry II of France (1519-59). Here, she is depicted with a widow’s cap, which she continued to wear long after her husband’s death.  A linear, refined style with little shading is typical of the work of François Clouet, painter to the French court at Fontainebleau and a favorite of Queen Catherine.

François_Clouet_-_Portrait_of_Catherine_de’_Medici, circa 1580 Catherine de’ Medici was the daughter of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the duke of Urbino, and his French wife. Catherine married the.

Louis XII of France.  Mary Rose Tudor was his third queen, whom he married when he was 52.  He died 3 months later.

Louis XII of France. He was king of France from 1498 to 1515 after he succeed his cousin Charles VIII who died without an heir. He married the sister of Henry VIII Mary Tudor in only to die less than three months later.

The Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship holds that Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher, essayist and scientist, wrote the plays attributed to William Shakespeare, and that the historical Shakespeare was merely a front to shield the identity of Bacon, who could not take credit for the works because being known as a lowly playwright for the public stage would have impeded his ambition to hold high office.

Portraits of Shakespeare and four proposed alternative authors. Oxford, Bacon, Derby, and Marlowe (clockwise from top left, Shakespeare centre) have each been proposed as the true author.

Richard Burbage- great actor who played: Shylock, Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III et al.

Richard Burbage played the title role in the first performances of many of Shakespeare's plays, including Hamlet, Othello, Richard III, and King Lear.

François Clouet - Catherine de Médicis

By Francois Clouet French Renaissance miniaturist and painter, known for his detailed portraits of the French ruling family.

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Diane de Poitiers September 1499 – 25 April was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of kings Francis I and his son, Henry II of France. She became notorious as the latter's favourite mistress.

Hercule François, Duc d’Alençon, suitor for the hand of Elizabeth I, from Catherine de Medici's Book of Hours, created in the early 1570s.

BOOK OF HOURS-Hercule François, Duc d’Alençon, suitor for the hand of Elizabeth I, from Catherine de Medici's Book of Hours, created in the early

Claude of Valois, daughter of Catherine de Medici and Henry II of France, marries Charles III, Duke de Lorraine.

Catherine de' Medici (perhaps about mid-age). Very worthy to study her family history in order to understand the noble and royal heritage of European upper classes.

Catherine de Médicis par Gemain Pilon. Le portrait est peu flatteur et ne réflète pas l'optimiste coutumier de Catherine de Médicis..- Germain Pilon de 1558 à sa mort, travaille pour la Cour de France réalisant les monuments funéarires de François I° et d'Henri II, les gisants de ce dernier et de Catherine de Médicis, ainsi que des monnaies royales, la statue de la Chasse de Ste Geneviève. Il est également un sculpteur apprécié de l'aristocratie française, comme spécialiste de l'art…

Portrait réalisé par Germain Pilon vers 1573-1575 - Les Derniers Valois

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