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Catherine de Médicis

(1519–89). Fr. queen; 3 of her 4 sons were rulers of Fr.; through them her influence was felt. Her unscrupulousness is shown by the way she played one side against the other in the religious wars and her responsibility for the Bartholomew's* Day Massacre. See also France, 9; Medici.

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