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Catherine de' Medici, c. 1555


Born on:

13.4.1519


Deceased on:

5.1.1589 of bronchitis


Father:

Lorenzo II. de' Medici (1492-1519), Duke of Urbino


Mother:

Madeleine de La Tour d' Auvergne (1502-1519), daughter of Count Jean III. d'Auvergne and his wife, Jeanne de Bourbon-Vendôme, and the younger sister of Anne de La Tour d' Auvergne (1496-1524)


Spouse:

Children:
  1. her son Francis II., King of France, born on 20.1.1544, deceased on 5.12.1560; since 24.4.1558 married to Mary Stuart (1542-1587), Queen of Scotland, no children
  2. her daughter Elizabeth, Queen of Spain, born on 2.4.1545, deceased on 3.10.1568 as a consequence of giving birth prematurely; since 21.6.1559 married to Philip II. (1527-1598), King of Spain; two daughters (the family-tree of the dynasties of the French Valois and the Hapsburgs is available only in German)
  3. her daughter Claude, born on 12.11.1547, deceased on 20.2.1575; since 22.1.1559 married to Charles II. (1543-1608), Duke of Lorraine, the son of Christina of Denmark (the family-tree of the dynasties of the Hapsburgs is available only in German)
  4. her son Louis, born on 3.2.1549, he survived only for a few weeks
  5. her son Charles IX., King of France, born on 27.6.1550, deceased on 30.5.1574; since 26.11.1570 married to Elizabeth (1554-1592), daughter of Emperor Maximilian II. (1527-1576) (the family-tree of the dynasties of the French Valois and the Hapsburgs is available only in German)
  6. her son Henry III., King of France, born on 20.9.1551, he was assassinated on 2.8.1589; since 15.2.1575 married to Louise de Vaudémont (1553-1601), daughter of Nicolas, Count of Vaudemont (1524-1577), no children
  7. her daughter Marguerite, born on 14.5.1553, deceased on 27.3.1615; married to Henry IV. (1553-1610), King of France (the family-tree of the dynasties of the French Valois and the Bourbons is available only in German)
  8. her son Hercule-Francis, born on 18.3.1555, deceased on 10.6.1584
  9. and 10. child: the twins Jeanne and Victor (Not "Victoria", as you find everywhere on Wikipedia, because here they copy each other all the time!), born on 24.6.1556; Jeanne died on the day of her birth and Victor on 17.8.1556

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