Francis II of France
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Francis II of France

King of France
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Born Jan 19, 1544

Francis II was a monarch of the House of Valois who was King of France from 1559 to 1560. He was also King consort of Scotland as a result of his marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots, from 1558 until his death. He ascended to the throne of France at the age of fifteen after the accidental death of his father, Henry II, in 1559.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Francis II of France.

CHILDHOOD

He was baptized on 10 February 1544 at the Chapelle des Trinitaires in Fontainebleau. … Read More
1546 2 Years Old He became governor of Languedoc in 1546, and Dauphin of France in 1547, when his grandfather Francis I died. … Read More
1548 4 Years Old King Henry II, his father, arranged a remarkable betrothal for his son to Mary, Queen of Scots, in the Châtillon agreement of 27 January 1548, when Francis was only four years old. … Read More

TEENAGE

1558 14 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was also King consort of Scotland as a result of his willing marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots, from 1558 until his death in 1560. … Read More
In foreign policy, Francis II continued peace efforts begun by Henry II with the signing of the Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis in April 1559, which ended 40 years of war between France and the Habsburg empire. … Read More
…  In July 1560 he came back to court and to the council, although in a much less flamboyant manner than before. … Read More
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