Tuesday, April 13, 2010

History Card: Queen Catherine Cornaro


Queen Catherine Cornaro
1454-1510
A Venician girl, Nobil Donna Catherine Cornaro was betrothed to the King of Cyprus, who died shortly after their marriage, leaving her regent for his unborn son. When the child died, she became queen and ruled the small country for fifteen years. Eventually she was forced to abdicate by Venice, who took control of Cyprus. She spent the rest of her life in Veneto Italy.

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