Catherine of Medici

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Catherine de' Medici
Catherine de' Medici, attributed to François Clouet, c. 1555
Queen consort of France
Reign 31 March 1547 – 10 July 1559
Coronation 10 June 1549
Spouse Henry II, King of France
Issue
Francis II, King of France
Elisabeth, Queen of Spain
Claude, Duchess of Lorraine
Louis of Valois
Charles IX, King of France
Henry III, King of France
Margaret, Queen of France
Hercule François, Duke of Anjou
Jeanne
Victoire
Full name
Caterina Maria Romula di Lorenzo de' Medici
House House of Medici
Father Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino
Mother Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne
Born 13 April 1519
Florence, Republic of Florence
Died 5 January 1589(1589-01-05) (aged 69)
Château of Blois, France
Burial Saint-Sauveur, Blois. Reburied at Saint-Denis in 1610.
Religion Roman Catholicism

Catherine de' Medici (April 13, 1519January 5, 1589) was the wife of Henry II of France.

Catherine was the daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici. She was born in Florence, Italy. She was born Caterina Maria Romula di Lorenzo de' Medici.

Catherine was married to Henry II of France when she was 14 years old. Their children were:

Catherine is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica.