VALOIS,  King Henri II de of FRANCE

VALOIS, King Henri II de of FRANCE

Male 1519 - 1559  (40 years)

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  • Name VALOIS, Henri II de 
    Title King 
    Suffix of FRANCE 
    Born 31 Mar 1519  St. Germain-en-Laye, Ile de France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Title (Facts Pg) Between 1547 and 1559 
    King of France 
    Died 10 Jul 1559  Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Denis Basilica, Isle De France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 


    • Henry II (Henri II in French) (March 31, 1519 - July 10, 1559), a member of the Valois Dynasty, was King of France from 1547 to his death.Valois Dynasty Henri II

      Born in the Royal Château at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, the son of François I and Claude de France, his marriage was arranged to Catherine de Medici (April 13, 1519 - January 5, 1589) on October 28, 1533 when both were 14 years old. His long-running affair with Diane de Poitiers lasted throughout his married life.

      He was crowned King on July 25, 1547 in the cathedral at Reims. His reign was marked by wars with Austria, and the persecution of the Protestant Huguenots. Henri II severely punished them, burning them alive or cutting out their tongues for speaking their Protestant beliefs. Even someone suspected of being a Huguenot was imprisoned for life.

      Henry II was an avid hunter and participant in jousting tournaments. On July 1, 1559, during a match to celebrate a peace treaty with his longtime enemies, the Hapsburgs of Austria and to celebrate the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to King Philip II of Spain, King Henry's eye was pierced by a sliver that penetrated the brain, from the shattered lance of Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. He suffered terribly, passing away on July 10, 1559 and was buried in a cadaver tomb in Saint Denis Basilica.

      He was succeeded by his son, François II. Henri II's death resulted in the next forty years in France being filled with turbulence as his sons and other claimants to the French crown fought for power.

    Person ID I165492  voyer_7_28_2008
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2010 

    Father VALOIS, Francois I de of FRANCE,   b. 12 Sep 1494, Cognac, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1547, Rambouillet, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother ORLÉANS, Claude I d' of FRANCE,   b. 13 Oct 1499, Romorantin, Orleanis, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1524, Blois, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Family ID F68171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MEDICI, Catherine de of Auvergne,   b. 13 Apr 1519, Florence, Tuscany, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1589, Blois, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1533 
    Children 
     1. ANGOULEME, François II D' of FRANCE,   b. 19 Jan 1544, Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1560, Orleans, Loiret, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     2. ANGOULEME, Elisabeth D' of FRANCE,   b. 1545,   d. 1568  (Age 23 years)
    +3. ANGOULEME, Claude D' of FRANCE,   b. 12 Nov 1547, Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1576, Nancy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     4. ANGOULEME, Louis d'ORLEANS,   b. 1549,   d. 1550  (Age 1 years)
     5. VALOIS-ORLEANS, Charles IX de of FRANCE,   b. 27 Jun 1550, St. Germain-,en-Laye,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1574, Vincennes,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     6. VALOIS-ORLEANS, Henry III de of FRANCE,   b. 19 Sep 1551,   d. 02 Aug 1589  (Age 37 years)
     7. VALOIS, Marguerite de of FRANCE,   b. 1553,   d. 1615  (Age 62 years)
     8. ANGOULEME, Francois D' D'ANJOU, D'ALENCON, de TOURAINE, de BERRY, de LORRAINE,   b. 1555,   d. 1584  (Age 29 years)
     9. ANGOULEME, Victoire D' of FRANCE
     10. ANGOULEME, Jeanne D' of FRANCE
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2010 23:32:11 
    Family ID F68172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Mar 1519 - St. Germain-en-Laye, Ile de France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1559 - Paris (Paris : 750056), France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Denis Basilica, Isle De France, France Link to Google Earth
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