Catherine De Medici

Catherine De Medici
Catherine was born on April 15, 1519 in Florence, Italy. Catherine’s parents died while she was very young so she was orphaned by nuns. At the age of fourteen Catherine was already married to Henry II. Catherine and Henry II had 10 children together. After Henry II died, Catherine’s three sons held the crown. She was the ruler for each of her sons. Catherine attended convent schools in Rome and Florence Italy and studied to be a nun. Catherine preformed a lot of work during her reign as the queen of France. She created a policy of peace between the Roman Catholics and the protestants. Catherine appointed Antoine De Bourbon lieutenant general. Last, she built the Valois Chapel at Saint-Denis, the Tuileries Palace, and the Hotel De La Reine in Paris. Although Catherine had her great moments, she also had bad ones too. Catherine was blamed for the Saint Bartholomews Day Massacre that happened in paris in 1572. Catherine got blamed for this because the people thought that she was the head of France therefore she was responsible for what happens in France. Many civil wars occurred so Catherine tried to win the favors of both faction, form the Colloquy of Poissy, which was supposed to make the two factions agree and pass the Edict of January but none of those seemed to work. Catherine died in 1589 and was buried next to her husband.
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http://www.biography.com/people/catherine-de-medici-9241652Catherine De Medici
Catherine was born on April 15, 1519 in Florence, Italy. Catherine’s parents died while she was very young so she was orphaned by nuns. At the age of fourteen Catherine was already married to Henry II. Catherine and Henry II had 10 children together. After Henry II died, Catherine’s three sons held the crown. She was the ruler for each of her sons. Catherine attended convent schools in Rome and Florence Italy and studied to be a nun. Catherine preformed a lot…

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