Share this entry
Catherine de' Medici Line breaks: Cath|er¦ine de’ Med¦ici

Definition of Catherine de' Medici in English:

(1519–89), queen of France, wife of Henry II. She ruled as regent (1560–74) during the minority reigns of her three sons, Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III, and it was at her instigation that Huguenots were killed in the Massacre of St Bartholomew (1572).
Definition of Catherine de' Medici in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources