Catherine de Medici (1519 – 1589), Queen of France. Catherine was involved in pr…


Catherine de Medici (1519 – 1589), Queen of France. Catherine was involved in pro-Catholic political machinations seeking to increase the power of her sons, which led to the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, in which approx. 50,000 Protestant Huguenots were killed in the streets of Paris.