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    King Francois II of France, first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, drawn from life by Clouet by lisby1, via Flickr

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    Francis II (19Jan1544–5Dec1560) House of Valois-Angoulême, King of France 1559-1560.Scotland's King consort - marriage 2 Mary Queen of Scots (2yrs older) from 1558 until death in 1560.MOTHER: Catherine de' Medici.He ascended throne @ 15 after accidental death of father Henry II in 1559.Royal age of majority had been set @ 14, but his mother entrusted govt 2 Mary's uncles from House of Guise - Duke of Guise his brother Cardinal of Lorraine who controlled French politics during his short reign

  • Louise Hang Boutique

    Francis II of France, 1st son, married to Mary Stuart, the queen of Scots, died childless

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Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.,Daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. Queen of 2 countries, for she had married King Henry III of Navarre who became King Henry IV of France.

Henri II (1519 - 1559). King of France from 1547 to 1559. He married Catherine de Medici and had eight surviving children. His mistress, Diane de Poitiers, had tremendous influence on him. He died after getting a lance to the eye while jousting.

Francois II, King of France, when a child, first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots by lisby1, via Flickr

Mary Queen of Scots, aged 19, in white mourning to mark the loss of three members of her immediate family within a period of 18 months. Her father-in-law Henry II died in July 1559; her mother Mary of Guise died in Scotland in June 1560; and in December of the same year her husband Francis II died. Mary, no longer Queen of France, returned to Scotland in August 1561.

Francis II of France, by François Clouet, 1560. Francis found the crown so heavy at his coronation that four nobles had to hold it in place as he walked up the steps to his throne.

June 30, 1559: Mortally wounded, Henry II of France. In celebration of the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis, Henry participated in a joust with Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. He suffered a head wound which became infected and he died on July 10th. His Queen, Catherine de Medici, remained by his side and prevented Henry's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, from visiting him, even though he repeatedly called for her.

MARGUERITE DE VALOIS (1553-1615) - Queen of Navarre 1572 and Queen of France 1589 - married to HENRI IV DE BOURBON - daughter of HENRI II DE VALOIS & CATHERINE DE MEDICI

Mary Queen of Scots by François Clouet, wife of Francois II. Needs attribution. No, really.

Catherine de Medici, Wife of Henry II of France, c.1555 Via

Shield of Henry II of France, c. 1555 Probably after designs by Étienne Delaune