Catherine De Medici: A Powerful Woman In The Renaissance

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Catherine de Medici was a powerful woman in the Renaissance era. Perhaps one of the most powerful regents to date. She tore through France in the 1500’s and left a direct effect on the men and women around her. Catherine went against the known system by vicariously ruling through King Henry II . Catherine de Medici was significant to history because she ruled France as a powerful regent for nearly thirty years, she was partly responsible for the horrors of the French wars of Religion, and she was a very profitable patron. To begin, Catherine de Medici is still known today because she was a very powerful Queen.
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