Henry III of France

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Henry III of France

Henry III of France (September 19, 1551August 2, 1589) was a King of France and a member of the House of Valois. He was also a King of Poland.

Birth[change | change source]

Henry was born in Fontainbleau, France, on September 19, 1551. His parents were Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici. He was Catherine de Medici's favourite son.

Marriage[change | change source]

Henry was married to Louise of Lorraine on February 13, 1575. They had no children.

Death[change | change source]

Henry died in Saint-Cloud, France, on August 2, 1589, after being stabbed with a knife. He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica. Henry was the last King of the Valois Dynasty. The next King was Henry IV of France, who was a member of the Bourbon Dynasty.