Medici, Queen Marie de

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Medici, Queen Marie de Gender: F
Marie de Médici
born on 15 April 1573 Jul.Cal. (25 Apr 1573 greg.) at 21:55 (= 9:55 PM )
Place Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone LMT m11e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°18' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°33 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 11°00'

Queen Marie de Medici : from Harvey, Nativitas - natal chart (Placidus)
Queen Marie de Medici : from Harvey, Nativitas
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
Alternative birthtime
from Harvey, Nativitas
Date 26 April 1573 Jul.Cal. (6 May 1573 greg.) at 11:27:28 (= 11:27:28 AM )
Place Florence, ITALY, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone LMT m11e15 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 15°31' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°38 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 18°37'

Queen Marie de Medici


French royalty, the daughter of Francis de Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Joanna, an Austrian Archduchess; one of five children. She became the second wife of King Henry IV of France on 10/05/1600 and had their son, Louis XIII, on 9/27/1601 in Fontainebleau, France. Marie was crowned Queen on 5/13/1610, the night before her husband's assassination.

Throughout her husband's reign, she showed little interest in politics, but when she became regent for their son Louis XIII, she developed an inherent taste for power. At the time of the noble's rebellion, she bought them off with court favors and monies. As her son Louis XIII came into power, he had his opponents assassinated or beheaded and had her exiled to Blois. She escaped from her exile in 1619 and let a revolt which Louis easily won.

Nonetheless, the revolt brought about a reconciliation between mother and son and he gave her a small court in Angers. In 1630, she once again became a troublemaker and was exiled, only to escape one year later. After she escaped from exile for the second time, she fled to Brussels where she intrigued in vain against Richelieu.

She died in exile on 7/03/1642 OS, Cologne, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 5 October 1600 (greg.) (King Henry IV)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 27 September 1601 (greg.) (Son Louis XIII born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Gain social status 13 May 1610 (greg.) (Crowned queen)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 1619 (Escape from exile)
  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 1630 (Exiled)
  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 1631 (Second escape from exile)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 3 July 1642 (greg.) (Age 69)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes Susan Saward "The Golden Age of Maria de'Medici, Studies in Baroque Art," 1982, "Born the night of April 16, 1573 OS, three hours after sunset in Florence." Frances McEvoy adds ten days to convert the date to NS of April 26, but she did not consider that it was Florentine time in which the date of April 16 began at sunset. By modern calculations, it was still April 15.

LMR computes sunset as 6:50 PM LMT and three hours after sunset as 9:50 PM. Blackwell gives the 15th OS and calculates the time as 9:05 PM U.T.

(Prior data included Modern Astrology 1/1939 with a quote from Demain of April 25, 1574, 12:43 PM. Gadbury in NN No.597 gave April 26, 1575 as OS, 2:30 PM. Modern Astrology 4/1932 quoted Ashmole Ms No.243 for April 26, 1575, 11:29 PM.)

(Martin Harvey, Nativitas I, gives April 26/May 5, 1575, 11:30 AM LAT, (11:27:28 LMT) Florence, Italy, from the Bodleian MS. Ashmole 332 (ASC 18 Leo). He notes that the MS Sloane 1707 gives an ASC of 16 Leo, and his hand-written footnote reads that "Gadbury made the MC Gemini 24 and the ASC 25 Virgo: doubtless in accordance with his curious ideas of rectification." Harvey made no notation of conflict in birth year.)


  • Traits : Personality : Difficult/ mean spirited (Troublemaker)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Second husband, King Henry IV)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Son became king)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (Exiled and escaped multiple times)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Rebellion)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Exiled)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (France)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women