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  • Charles IX 1550-1574. King of France (1560-1574). His mother, Catherine de Médicis, controlled most of his decisions and persuaded him to order the massacre of French Protestants on Saint Bartholomew's Day in 1572.

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  • n. King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)


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  • The metal is almost always iron, formed by armorers and worked by goldsmiths—repoussé, engraved, etched, chiseled, polished, blackened, gilded, inlaid with silver and gold, even enameled in brilliant colors like the helmet and shield of France's Charles IX.

    Breathtaking Armor Fit for a Prince

  • The first shows the attempted assassination of Coligny; the second, titled The Slaughter of Coligny and His Men, shows the admiral thrown from a balcony while his followers are hacked to death; and the third, Charles IX before Parliament, shows the king approving the murder.


  • Catherine de Medici, the mother of the Catholic king of France, Charles IX, had arranged for her daughter Margaret of Valois to marry the Protestant Henri, King of Navarre, a union that might heal France by ending the bloodletting between Christians.


  • It is said that the first four bars of this piece so ravished Charles IX of France that he offered Lassus lashings of cash to leave Munich and write for him, but without success.

    Lassus: Prophetiae Sibyllarum – review

  • From his possession the salt-cellar passed to King Charles IX and then to Archduke Ferdinand, an Austrian, which is how in due course the piece ended up at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, KK Inv.

    Cellini's Salt Cellar

  • Jean-Hugues Anglade portrays Charles IX as a neurotic weakling, totally under the control of his mother, but he has flashes of independence when he supports Henri of Navarre against her.

    Scandalous Women on Film: Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)

  • Is she worried that her son Charles IX is becoming too influenced by the leader of the Protestants Coligny?

    Scandalous Women on Film: Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)

  • Margot is married off to Henri of Navarre as a chance for domestic reconciliation during the late 16th century reign of King Charles IX, a time when Catholics are vying for political control of France with the French Protestants, the Huguenots.

    Scandalous Women on Film: Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)

  • The daughter of Sweden's warrior-king, Gustavus Adolphus, Protestant champion in the Thirty Years War, and the grand-daughter of Charles IX, who had usurped the throne from his Catholic nephew, Sigismund, Christina abdicated in order to convert to Catholicism in 1654, and moved to Rome.

    Maxims of Queen Christina

  • Catherine de Medici served as regent for Charles IX, who was only 10 years old when he became king, and again for Henri III.

    Answers to Quiz #2


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