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A portrait of Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, spouse of Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici, and mother of Catherine de' Medici, the future Queen of France. She died in 1519, shortly after the birth of Catherine, reportedly from the plague, but some speculate that it may have been syphilis given to her from her husband.

ROYALLY COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT OF MARGUERITE DE VALOIS - DAUGHTER OF CATHERINE DE MEDICIS - SISTER OF HENRY III - WIFE OF HENRY IV

MARGUERITE DE VALOIS (1553-1615) - Queen of Navarre 1572 and Queen of France 1589 - married to HENRI IV DE BOURBON - daughter of HENRI II DE VALOIS & CATHERINE DE MEDICI

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Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Electress Palatine (1667-1743) ~ the daughter of Cosimo III and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans. She married John William, Elector Palatine of the Rhine of the Rhine in Düsseldorf in 1691 but returned to Florence in 1717 after his death. She survived her brother Gian Gastone de’ Medici, the last Grand Duke, and remained the only Medici after Tuscany passed to the Duchy of Lorraine in 1737.

Charlotte de Sauve (1551 - 1617). Mistress of Henri IV. She was a member of the Flying Squadron, a group of beautiful spies hired to Catherine de Medici to seduce powerful men. She would pass information on to Catherine de Medici about Henri IV, but this caused Catherine's daughter, Margot, to become miserable.

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Isabelle de Borchgrave - Phenomenal paper artist recreated the costumes of Isabelle de Medici (daughter of Cosme I and Eleonora de Toledo) and of Henri II (King of France and husband of Catherine de Medici). After two portraits respectively painted by Alessandro Allori and François Clouet (both in Palazzo Pitti, Firenze).

Isabelle (1540-1557) et Catherine (1593-1629) de Médicis Paper costumes of Isabelle de Medici (daughter of Eleonora de Toledo and Cosme I) and of Catherine de Medici (daughter of Ferdinand I and Christine of Lorraine), after a portrait painted by Christofano Allori (Palazzo Pitti, Firenze). Both created in 2007.

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