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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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