Charles IX of France, son of Henry II and Marie de Medici,after François Clouet, c. 1565. The Venetian ambassador Giovanni Michiel described Charles as "an admirable child, with fine eyes, gracious movements, though he is not robust. He favours physical exercise that is too violent for his health, for he suffers from shortness of breath"
1574 -The Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1554-1592). She was a daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and his wife, The Infanta María of the Spains Archduchess of Austria. She was Queen of France (1570-1574) as the wife of King Charles IX. She had no surviving children.
François Clouet, follower of - French, 1516/20–1572 Portrait of Elizabeth of Austria, Wife of King Charles IX of France, after 1571 Oil on panel 14 1/8 x 10 7/16 in. (35.8 x 26.5 cm) Inscribed at upper edge: ELISABET. DAVSTRICHE. / DITE. DE. BOHEME. EPOV. / DV. ROY. CHARLES. IX. Gift of Mrs. Lillian S. Timken, 1951.317 Art Institute, Chicago
Catherine Henriette de Balzac d'Entragues, Marquise de Verneuil (1579–1633) was the favourite mistress of Henry IV of France after Gabrielle d'Estrées died. She was the daughter of Charles Balzac d'Entragues and his wife Marie Touchet, who was formerly the sole mistress of Charles IX of France. odd-facts.blogspo...