Maria de' Medici

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Maria de' Medici (Italian maˈriːa de ˈmɛːditʃi)
 
n
French name Marie de Médicis. 1573--1642, queen of France (1600--10) by marriage to Henry IV of France; daughter of Francesco, grand duke of Tuscany. She became regent for her son (later Louis XIII) but continued to wield power after he came of age (1614). She was finally exiled from France in 1631 after plotting to undermine Richelieu's influence at court

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