Catherine de' Medici
queen-consort and regent of France (1519-1589)
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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|
|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 the daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici. She was born in Florence, Italy. She was born Caterina Maria Romula de' Medici.
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.