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Queen Catherine de Medicis military artillery, a French bastard culverin from 1548 emblazoned with the arms of Catherine and Henri II, as well as the crescent emblem of Diane de Poitiers, Henri II's long-term mistress. Photo by PHGCOM at the Musee de l'Armee.
Catherine de' Medici (1519 - 1589). Queen of France from 1547 to 1559. She was the wife of Henri II, and she had eleven children with him. She hated his mistress, Diane de Poitiers, and blamed her for the problems in her marriage. She served as regent for two of her sons. She was also blamed from the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.
Unindentified Child of Catherine de’ Medici and Henri II (possibly Alexandre-Edouard, the future Henri III), François Clouet (1510 – 1572, French)