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Catherine de' Medici
Portrait attributed to François Clouet, c. 1555
Queen consort of France
Tenure 31 March 1547 – 10 July 1559
Coronation 10 June 1549
Spouse Henry II of France
(m. 1533–1559) «start: (1533-10-28)–end+1: (1559-07-11)»"Marriage: Henry II of France
to Catherine de' Medici
Full name
Caterina Maria Romula de' Medici
House Medici
Father Lorenzo de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino
Mother Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne
Born 13 April 1519
Florence, Republic of Florence
Died 5 January 1589(1589-01-05) (aged 69)
Château de Blois, Kingdom of France
Burial Saint-Sauveur, Blois. Reburied at Saint-Denis in 1610.

Catherine de' Medici (Italian: Caterina de Medici, pronounced [kateˈriːna de ˈmɛːditʃi]; French: Catherine de Médicis, pronounced: [katʁin də medisis]; 13 April 1519 – 5 January 1589), was the wife of Henry II of France.

Catherine was the daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici. She was born in Florence, Italy. She was born Caterina Maria Romula de' Medici.

Catherine was married to Henry II of France when she was 14 years old. Their children were:

Catherine is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica.