Concini, Concino

Concini, Concino

(kōnchē`nō kōnchē`nē), d. 1617, Florentine adventurer, favorite of Marie de' MediciMarie de' Medici
, 1573–1642, queen of France, second wife of King Henry IV and daughter of Francesco de' Medici, grand duke of Tuscany. She was married to Henry in 1600. After his assassination (1610) she became regent for her son Louis XIII.
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, queen of France, who exerted great influence after the assassination of Marie's husband, Henry IV in 1610, and succeeded the duke of Sully as minister. His greed and his spy system won him the hatred of all classes. His efforts to weaken the nobility provoked an unsuccessful revolt (1615) led by Henri II de Condé (see under CondéCondé
, family name of a cadet branch of the French royal house of Bourbon. The name was first borne by Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé, 1530–69, Protestant leader and general.
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, family). In 1617, Louis XIII had Concini assassinated. His wife, Leonora Galigaï (1571?–1617), lady in waiting and favorite of the queen, was beheaded and burned for sorcery.
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