Catherine de' Medici

1519 - 1589

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 an Italian noblewoman. She also was queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, by marriage to King Henry II, and mother of kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III from 1559 to 1589. The years during which her sons reigned have been called "the age of Catherine de' Medici" as she had extensive, if at times varying, influence in the political life of France.Catherine was born in Florence to Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, and Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine de' Medici has received more than 6,409,644 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3rd most popular companion.

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Among companions, Catherine de' Medici ranks 3 out of 586Before her are Nefertiti and Empress Elisabeth of Austria. After her are Anne Boleyn, Eva Braun, Empress Joséphine, Helena, Fatimah, Aisha, Madame de Pompadour, Nefertari, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Among people born in 1519, Catherine de' Medici ranks 1After her are Henry II of France, Pope Innocent IX, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francis, Duke of Guise, Gaspard II de Coligny, Isabella Jagiellon, Theodore Beza, Occhiali, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Antonis Mor, and Andrea Cesalpino. Among people deceased in 1589, Catherine de' Medici ranks 1After her are Henry III of France, Christophe Plantin, Jacques Clément, Benedict the Moor, Alessandro Farnese, Johannes Sturm, Bernard Palissy, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, Heo Nanseolheon, Jurij Dalmatin, and Marcin Kromer.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Catherine de' Medici ranks 38 out of 3,282Before her are Titian (1488), Niccolò Paganini (1782), Alessandro Volta (1745), Donatello (1386), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), and Giacomo Puccini (1858). After her are Tiberius (-42), Pope John XXIII (1881), Florence Nightingale (1820), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Pope Paul VI (1897), and Pope John Paul I (1912).


Among companions born in Italy, Catherine de' Medici ranks 1After her are Messalina (17), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Livia (-58), Poppaea Sabina (30), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), Elisabeth Farnese (1692), Amalasuntha (495), Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Caterina Sforza (1463), Julia the Elder (-39), and Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772).

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