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Catherine de Medicis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Catherine de Medicis 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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Usage

In literature:

Catherine de' Medici placed three successive sons on the throne of France.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
CATHERINE DE' MEDICI, her belief in astrology, iii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
He, the essayist, might safely leave Catherine de Medici out of the question.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
By comparison Catherine de' Medici is spectral.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Catherine de' Medici was greatly incensed at this affront, and took her revenge by having the constable disgraced on the death of Henry II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
This ended the power of Catherine de' Medici; when she died, no one rejoiced, no one lamented.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Catherine de Medicis had saved him from the massacre of St. Bartholomew.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
Catherine de Medici never forgot for a moment that she was the centre round which forty years of intrigue had revolved.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Elizabeth favoured him for much the same reasons as Catherine de' Medici.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Ruggieri (Cosmo), Florentine philosopher and astrologer, patronised by Catherine de Medicis.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Whenever their eyes met accidentally, Catherine De Medici had for her a charming smile.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
The Francises and the Henrys enjoyed its hospitality, and Catherine de' Medici, and Mary, Queen of Scots.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
From the romance one learns how Catherine de Medici sought to obtain that compromising note which was in possession of Orthon, the page.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
Portraits of Elizabeth de Valois and Catherine de Medici, engraved by A. T. Heath.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
Lithographic title, with portrait of Catherine de' Medici.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
The states of Orleans objected to Queen Catherine de Medici being called majesty.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Catherine de Medici was at that time only seventeen years of age.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The famous talisman of Catherine de Medici still exists.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
She was the daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The style of to-day embraces three centuries of the past, from Catherine de Medicis to Madame Recamier.
"Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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