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Catherine de Médicis

Syllabification: Cath·er·ine de Mé·di·cis
Pronunciation: /ˌkaTH(ə)rən də ˈmedəCHē
 
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Definition of Catherine de Médicis in English:

( 1519–89), queen of France; wife of Henry II; Italian name Catherine de' Medici. She ruled as regent 1560–74 during the minority reigns of her three sons: Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III.

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