Francis II of France, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Francis II of France

King of France

Date of Birth: 19-Jan-1544

Place of Birth: Fontainebleau, ÃŽle-de-France, France

Date of Death: 05-Dec-1560

Profession: politician

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Francis II of France

  • Francis II (French: François II; 19 January 1544 – 5 December 1560) was King of France from 1559 to 1560.
  • He was also King consort of Scotland as a result of his marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots, from 1558 until his death in 1560.
  • He ascended the throne of France at the age of fifteen after the accidental death of his father, Henry II, in 1559.
  • His short reign was dominated by the first stirrings of the French Wars of Religion. Although the royal age of majority had been set at fourteen, his mother, Catherine de' Medici, entrusted the reins of government to his wife's uncles from the House of Guise, staunch supporters of the Catholic cause.
  • They were unable to help Catholics in Scotland against the progressing Scottish Reformation, however, and the Auld Alliance was dissolved. Francis was succeeded by two of his brothers in turn, both of whom were also unable to reduce tensions between Protestants and Catholics.

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