Francis I of France

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Francis I

Francis I of France (September 12, 1494 - March 31, 1547) was a King of France and a member of the house of Valois.

Birth[change | change source]

Francis was born in Cognac, France on September 12, 1494. His parents were Charles, Duke of Angoulême and Louise of Savoy.

Marriage[change | change source]

Francis I married Claude of France on May 18, 1514. They had seven children, two died before turning eight, two died at the ages of eighteen to twenty-three. Those who lived to adulthood were:

  • Henry, King of France
  • Madeline, Queen of Scotland
  • Margaret, Duchess of Berry

Art[change | change source]

Francis was very interested in art and liked the artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Death[change | change source]

Francis died on March 31, 1547. He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica.