King Henry II of France 1519 – 1559

Born – 31st March 1519 Died – 10th July 1559 Father – King Francis I (1494 – 1547) Mother – Claude of Brittany (1499 – 1524) Spouse – m. 1514 – Catherine de Medici (1519 – 1589) Children – King Francis II (1544 – 1560), Elizabeth (1545 – 1568), Claude (1547 – 1575), Louis Duke … Read more King Henry II of France 1519 – 1559

King Francis I of France 1494 – 1547

Born – 12th September 1494 Died – 31st March 1547 Father – Charles d’Orleans, Count of Angouleme (1459 – 1496) Mother – Louise of Savoy (1476 – 1531) Spouses – m. 1514 – Claude of Brittany (1499 – 1524); m. 1530 – Eleanor of Austria (1498 – 1558) Children – By Claude of Brittany – … Read more King Francis I of France 1494 – 1547

Kings of France 843 – 1870

This timeline details all Kings of France from 843 to 1848

Kings of France

The Kingdom of France began in 843 when Charles II, Carolingian King of the Franks took control of West Francia.
There were only Kings in France because the country was subject to Salic law meaning that women could have no place in the succession.

See also: Presidents of France

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King Charles VIII of France 1470 – 1498

Born – 30th June 1470 – Chateau d’Amboise, France Died – 7th April 1498 – Chateau d’Amboise, France Royal House – Valois Father – King Louis XI of France (1423 – 1483) Mother – Charlotte of Savoy (1441 – 1483) Spouse – Anne of Brittany (m. 1491) Children – Charles Orlando (1492 – 1495), Charles … Read more King Charles VIII of France 1470 – 1498

King Louis XII of France 1462 – 1515

King Louis XII of France

Father – Charles, Duke of Orleans
Mother – Marie of Cleves
Spouses – Joan of France, Anne of Brittany, Mary Tudor
Children – By Anne of Brittany – Claude, Renee
King of France – 1498 – 1515
Preceded by – Charles VIII – 1483 – 1498
Succeeded by – Francis I – 1515 – 1547

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