Catherine de' Medici
Catherine de' Medici (Italian: Caterina de Medici, pronounced [kateˈriːna de ˈmɛːditʃi]; French: Catherine de Médicis, pronounced [katʁin də medisis]; 13 April 1519 – 5 January 1589), was the wife of Henry II of France.
|Catherine de' Medici|
Portrait attributed to François Clouet, c. 1555
|Queen consort of France|
|Tenure||31 March 1547 – 10 July 1559|
|Coronation||10 June 1549|
|Born||13 April 1519|
Florence, Republic of Florence
|Died||5 January 1589 (aged 69)|
Château de Blois, Kingdom of France
Saint-Sauveur, Blois. Reburied at Saint-Denis in 1610.
Henry II of France
(m. 1533; died 1559)
|Father||Lorenzo de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino|
|Mother||Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne|
Catherine was married to Henry II of France when she was 14 years old. Their children were:
- Francis II of France
- Elizabeth of Valois
- Charles IX of France
- Henry III of France
- Margaret of Valois
Catherine is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica.