Henry II, King of France, born 31 March 1519-d. 10 July 1559. son of Francis I of France and Claude of France, Duchess of Brittany, daughter of Louis XII, King of France, and Anne, Duchess of Brittany. M. Catherine de Medici. had issue.
Francis I (12 September 1494 – 31 March 1547) was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1515 until his death. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He succeeded his cousin Louis XII, who died without a male heir.
CLAUDE OF FRANCE (1499-1524) Claude was the daughter of King Louis XII (1462-1515) and Anne of Brittany (1477-1514). Under the laws of the time, she could inherit her mother’s duchy but not her father’s kingdom. She was married to the nearest male heir, who became Francis I (1494-1547) upon Louis’s death and fulfilled her duty by bearing eight children. The long-suffering "Good Queen Claude", Claude was an example of religious piety and virtue, in stark contrast to her husband's many affairs.