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Marie de' Medici (Italian: Maria de' Medici, French: Marie de Médicis; 26 April 1575 – 3 July 1642) was Queen of France as the second wife of King Henry IV.

Biography

Born to Francesco I de' Medici, Marie married Henry in 1600, and was crowned Queen of France ten years later[1] with the Rose Scepter, which disappeared afterwards. Some say that she wanted to be the last queen to hold it and had made it disappear.[2] The day after her coronation, Henry was assassinated by François Ravaillac, leaving the queen a widow.[1]

In 1612, she purchased houses from the Duke of Piney-Luxembourg to build a lavish palace designed by Salomon de Brosse, intending to call it the Medici Palace. The Parisians hated Marie however, and insisted on calling it the Luxembourg Palace.[1] The rumors about the Rose Scepter proved true, as Marie was buried with it in Saint-Denis. During the French Revolution, as raiders looted the royal tombs of Saint-Denis, the Assassin Arno Dorian recovered the scepter to keep it from falling into the hands of the raiders, and kept it as a weapon.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Assassin's Creed: Unity
  2. 2.0 2.1 Assassin's Creed: Unity - Dead Kings