François I, roi de France

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François de Valois, Roi de France

Also Known As: "'le Chevalier'"
Birthplace: Château de, Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Died in Rambouillet, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles d'Orleans, comte d'Angoulême and Louise de Savoie, comtesse d'Angoulême
Husband of Claude de Valois-Orléans, reine de France and Leonor de Habsburgo, reine de France
Father of Louis de Saint Gelais, seigneur de Lansac; Louise de Valois; Charlotte de Valois; François III de Valois, dauphin de France; Henri II de Valois, roi de France and 5 others
Brother of Marguerite d'Angoulême, Reina de Navarra
Half brother of Souveraine d'Angoulême and Jeanne d'Angoulême

Occupation: King of France, comte d'Angoulême (1496-1515), duc de Valois (1499-1515), King of France (1515-1547), duca di Milano, Roi de France (1515-1547), King of France 1515-1547, Francis, I of France, roi de France
Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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About François I, roi de France

Francis I (French: François Premier and François d'Angoulême) (12 September 1494 – 31 March 1547), was crowned King of France in 1515 in the cathedral at Reims and reigned until 1547.

Francis I is considered to be France's first Renaissance monarch. His reign saw France make immense cultural advances. He was a contemporary of Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire, as well as King Henry VIII of England and of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, his great rivals.


Predecessor: Louis XII Successor: Henry II

  • NOTE: NOT FATHER OF Emanuele Filiberto, Duca di Savoia. please unlink connection.
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François I, roi de France's Timeline

September 12, 1494
Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 18
Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
May 18, 1514
Age 19
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
January 15, 1515
Age 20
August 19, 1515
Age 20
Amboise, Indre-Et-Loire, Centre, France
Age 20
October 23, 1516
Age 22
Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France
February 28, 1518
Age 23
Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France
March 31, 1519
Age 24
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Ile-de-France, France
August 10, 1520
Age 25
Chateau St. Germain-en-Laye, Paris, France