1573-1642, queen of France; daughter of Francesco de' MEDICI, grand dukeof Tuscany. She became the second wife of HENRY IV in 1600 and after hisassassination (1610) became regent for her son LOUIS XIII. She chose asminister her favorite, Concino Concini, who dissipated the treasury byextravagance. Exiled after Concini's murder (1617), Marie was reconciledwith her son in 1622. She tried (1630) to gain the dismissal of herformer protégé and the king's minister, Cardinal RICHELIEU, but Louisexiled her again. Her daughter, HENRIETTA MARIA, married CHARLES I ofEngland.
Source from Hills/Hatcher Family Tree on World Connect