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    Portrait of Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France as wife of King Charles IX by François Clouet (French, 1510-1572), 1571, Louvre. Beautiful hairstyle, beautiful dress

  • Elizabeth Stephens

    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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CLOUET François - French (Tours circa 1515-1572 Paris) - Charles IX (1550-1574) / King of France from 1560 until 1574

The children of Henri II and Catherine de Medici: The second son to become king, Charles IX and his wife Elisabeth Archduchess of Austria.

after a portrait by François Clouet - Portrait of King Charles IX. 1566. Louvre Museum, Paris.

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.

Jakob de Monte portrait of Elisabeth of Austria queen of France (1554-1592) as a widow - Vienna kunstorisches museum

The Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1554-1592). She was a daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and his wife, The Infanta María of the Spains Archduchess of Austria. She was Queen of France (1570-1574) as the wife of King Charles IX. She had no surviving children.

Henry II of France. Henry II also had three illegitimate children: By Filippa Duci: Diane, duchesse d'Angoulême (1538–1619). At the age of fourteen, the younger Diane married Orazio Farnese, Duke of Castro, who died young in battle. Her 2nd marriage was to François, Duke of Montmorency. By Lady Janet Stewart (1508–1563), the illegitimate daughter of James IV of Scotland: Henri d'Angoulême (1551 – June 1586). By Nicole de Savigny: Henri de Saint-Rémy (1557–1621).

Marie Touchet (1549 – March 28, 1638), Dame de Belleville, was the only mistress of Charles IX of France.

Clouet, Francois (1515-1572) - 1571 Portrait of Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France (Louvre)

Anonymous, according to Jean Clouet, between 1515 and 1520, Francois I (1494-1547), France.