Henry France

King of France Henry France

Henry II was a Valois monarch who ruled as King of France from 31 March 1547 until his death in 1559. Second son of Francis I, he became Dauphin from the death of his elder brother in 1536 until 1547, when he succeeded his father. Henry pursued his father's policies in matter of arts, wars and religion.
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10 July 1559

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Trapattoni bemoans scandal - Teamtalk.com
Google News - over 6 years
Ireland, of course, suffered the misery of World Cup elimination at the hands - quite literally - of Thierry Henry's France, and while that may be a different issue, he believes it is all part of the same problem. Trapattoni said: "We speak about fair
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SOCCER; Winner Takes All
NYTimes - over 11 years
Jere Longman breaks down a few matchups in today's World Cup final between Italy and France. Gennaro Gattuso ITALY MIDFIELDER VS. Zin.dine Zidane FRANCE PLAYMAKER Gattuso is a relentless irritant on defense, clogging the middle, tackling fiercely, disrupting the flow of an opponent's offense. Zidane is the French playmaker, clever with the ball and
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SOCCER REPORT; Opportunity for Last Draft Pick
NYTimes - almost 14 years
When MetroStars Coach Bob Bradley received a package from Drexel Coach Lew Meehl that carried a videotape, he popped the tape into his VCR. ''Lew is a friend of mine and he usually doesn't like to waste my time, so when I got a tape from him, I knew I'd better take a look,'' Bradley said last week. The headliner of the video was Drexel defender
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BARCELONA; Medalists
NYTimes - over 25 years
This is the complete list of medal winners of the Barcelona Games. Archery MEN 70-Meter Individual G-Sebastien Flute, France S-Chung Jae Hun, South Korea B-Simon Terry, Britain Team G-Spain S-Finland B-Britain WOMEN 70-Meter Individual G-Cho Youn Jeong, South Korea S-Kim Soo Nyung, South Korea B-Natalia Valeeva, Unified Team Team G-South Korea
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Henry II of France
  • 1559
    Age 39
    Henry II was an avid hunter and a participant in jousts and tournaments. On 30 June 1559, at the Place des Vosges at the Hôtel des Tournelles, during a match to celebrate the Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis with his longtime enemies, the Habsburgs of Austria, and to celebrate the marriage of his daughter Elisabeth of Valois to King Philip II of Spain, King Henry was wounded in the eye by a fragment of the splintered lance of Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. Despite the efforts of royal surgeon Ambroise Paré, the king died of septicemia on 10 July 1559.
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  • 1559
    Age 39
    The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis was signed between Henry and Elizabeth I of England on 2 April and between Henry and Philip II of Spain on 3 April 1559 at Le Cateau-Cambrésis.
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  • 1558
    Age 38
    Henry raised the young Mary, Queen of Scots, at his court, hoping to use her ultimately to establish a dynastic claim to Scotland. On 24 April 1558, Henry's fourteen-year-old son Francis was married to Mary in a union intended to give the future king of France not only the throne of Scotland, but also a claim to the throne of England.
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  • 1554
    Age 34
    Henry captured the three episcopal cities of Metz, Toul, and Verdun, and secured them by defeating the Habsburg army at the Battle of Renty in 1554. However the attempted French invasion of Tuscany in 1553 was defeated at the Battle of Marciano. After the abdication of Charles V in 1556, the Habsburg empire was split between Philip II of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I.
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  • 1552
    Age 32
    Persecution of Protestants at home did not prevent Henry II from becoming allied with German Protestant princes at the Treaty of Chambord in 1552.
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  • 1551
    Age 31
    The Eighth Italian War of 1551–1559, sometimes known as the Habsburg–Valois War, began when Henry declared war against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V with the intent of recapturing Italy and ensuring French, rather than Habsburg, domination of European affairs.
  • 1547
    Age 27
    He succeeded his father on his 28th birthday and was crowned King of France on 25 July 1547 at Reims Cathedral.
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  • 1536
    Age 16
    When his elder brother Francis, the Dauphin and Duke of Brittany, died in 1536 after a game of tennis, Henry became heir apparent to the throne.
  • 1533
    Age 13
    Henry married Catherine de' Medici, a member of the ruling family of Florence, on 28 October 1533, when they were both fourteen years old.
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  • 1525
    Age 5
    His father was captured at the Battle of Pavia in 1525 by the forces of his sworn enemy, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and held prisoner in Spain.
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  • 1519
    Born on March 31, 1519.
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