Definition of Catherine de medicis
1. Noun. Queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589).
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Literary usage of Catherine de medicis
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1. History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain by William Hickling Prescott (1883)
"... their combined forces were beleaguering the capital, in which the king and Catherine de Medicis, his mother, were then held prisoners. ..."
2. Crichton by William Harrison Ainsworth, Hablot Knight Browne (1895)
"... and the ball recommenced* with more spirit than before. CHAPTER IV. CATHERINE DE MEDICIS. Voilà pourquoi j'ai par quelque temps fait conscience ..."
3. The New Century Speaker for School and College: A Collection of Extracts by Henry Allyn Frink (1898)
"THE character of Catherine de Medicis is a study. Remorseless without cruelty and sensual .without passion — a diplomatist without principle and a dreamer ..."