CATHERINE DE’ MEDICI
In 1533, at the age of fourteen, Catherine de’ Medici married Hanry II of France.
With her, to Marsille, went her perfumier, Renè Le Florentin. 91 more words
No Queen in France caused such execration as Catherine de Medici, who was accused of being a power-hungry, unscrupulous woman, a witch, a poisoner. After centuries of ill repute in the twentieth century, historians have reassessed the figure of this Florentine who married a man who did not love her preferring his lover, the beautiful Diane de Poitiers, and became widow too soon and found herself in the position to rule over a great nation and fight palace intrigues plotted by those who from the beginning with contempt had called her “l’italien”, the italian, the foreigner. 924 more words
Ice cream has been introduced into Europe by Italian duchess Catherine de’ Medici in the 16th century. When she married the Duke of Orléans (Henry II of France) in 1533, she is said to have brought with her to France some Italian chefs who had recipes for flavoured ices or sorbets. 83 more words