ANGOULEME,  King François II D' of FRANCE

ANGOULEME, King François II D' of FRANCE

Male 1544 - 1560  (16 years)

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  • Name ANGOULEME, François II D' 
    Title King 
    Suffix of FRANCE 
    Born 19 Jan 1544  Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 Dec 1560  Orleans, Loiret, 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 
    • Francis II (François II in French) (January 19, 1544 - December 5, 1560) was a King of France (1559 - 1560). He was born at the Royal Chateau at Fontainbleau, Seine-et-Marne, the son of Henri II (March 31, 1519 - July 10, 1559) and Catherine de Medici (April 13, 1519 - January 5, 1589).Valois Dynasty Francis II

      His marriage to Mary Stuart was arranged by his father in 1548 when François was 4 years old after Mary had been crowned Queen of Scotland in Stirling Castle on September 9, 1543, at the age of nine months old. Once the marriage agreement had been formally ratified, in 1548, Mary of Guise, Regent of Scotland, sent her six-year-old daughter, Queen Mary, to France to be raised in the Royal Court until the marriage.

      On April 24, 1558, the 14-year-old Dauphin was married to Mary Stuart (later Mary, Queen of Scots) in a union that would give the future King of France the throne of Scotland and a strengthened claim to the throne of England. A year after his marriage, his father Henri II died, and François, still only 15 years old, was crowned King. His mother Catherine de Medici was appointed Regent, but it is considered that Mary's uncles François de Guise and Charles de Guise may actually have been the ones to hold the power in that period.

      François II, who had always been a sickly child, died December 5, 1560 in Orléans, Loiret, at the age of 16 when an ear infection worsened and caused an abscess in his brain. King François II is buried in Saint Denis Basilica.

      He was succeeded by his brother, Charles IX (June 27, 1550 - May 30, 1574).
    Person ID I165494  voyer_7_28_2008
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2010 

    Father VALOIS, Henri II de of FRANCE,   b. 31 Mar 1519, St. Germain-en-Laye, Ile de France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1559, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F68172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family STUART, Mary of SCOTS,   b. 8 Dec 1542, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1587, Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1558 
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2010 00:21:31 
    Family ID F38659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1544 - Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Dec 1560 - Orleans, Loiret, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Denis Basilica, Isle De France, France Link to Google Earth
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