Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's Official!

Your result for The Which Historical Queen Are You Test...

Catherine de Medici

You scored 58% on ruling power!

You are: Catherine de Medici, Queen of France, 1519-1589.Catherine de Medici was a born into the influential Medici family of Florence, Italy. In 1533 she was given in a political marriage to Henri, Duke of Orleans, who became the French King in 1547. As queen she was very influential in bringing aspects of Italian culture to France, such as their theater and food. After her husband's death, she gained political power as regent for her sons (she had ten children). An ambitious woman, she actively involved herself in the political intrigues of the court, always trying to increase royal power. At first Catherine tried to reconcile France's opposing Catholic and Protestant factions as their violent disputes threatened national unity. But with the massacre in 1570 of Protestants (the massacre of St Bartholomew), this peace was shattered, and Catherine was blamed for allowing it to happen.

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I've always wanted to live in France and Italy and now I know why! J/K--geez! I've always thought the Medici's were an interesting lot. Full of art and culturee, I've always thought I should have been related somehow, or at least born during their time period. (Although I probably would have been their chamber maid!)

It was still fun to take this "test." So, who are you?


Kirsten said...

So here I am thinking I would be something really neat, and what do I come up with???!!! Ever heard of her?
Mbande Nzinga

You scored 47% on ruling power!

Mbande Nzinga
You are: Mbande Nzinga, Angolan Queen, 1582-1663. Nzinga (or Jinga) was the colorful queen of the Ndongo and Matamba kingdoms. She is honored for her resistance against the Portuguese who were increasingly occupying all of what is now known as Angola. Constantly driven east by the Portuguese, Nzinga organized a powerful guerrilla army, conquered the Matamba, and developed alliances to control the slave routes. She even allied with the Dutch, who helped her stop the Portuguese advancement. After a series of decisive setbacks, Nzinga negotiated a peace treaty with the Portuguese, but still refused to pay tribute to the Portuguese king.

The Dynamic Uno said...

NEVER heard of her. Very interesting name/history though!