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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.

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    The young Duc d'Alencon (brother of King Francois II, Mary Stuart's first husband) who grew up to be Elizabeth I's suitor, her "frog."

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    The House of Valois was a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, succeeding the House of Capet as kings of France from 1328 to 1589. A cadet branch of the family reigned as dukes of Burgundy from 1363 to 1482.

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    Claude of France (1499 - 1524) - princess queen consort of France ruling Duchess of Brittany. Spouse of Francis I of France, mother of Henry II, grandmother of the last three kings of the Valois line. Two of Claude's ladies-in-waiting were the English sisters Mary Anne Boleyn, another was Diane de Poitiers. Mary became the king's mistress. Anne Boleyn eventually became Queen of England. Diane de Poitiers inspired the School of Fontainebleau was the lifelong mistress of Henri II.

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    Henry II of France, husband of Catherine de Medici, and Father-in-law of Mary Queen of Scots.

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    Francis I (French: François Ier) (Born 12 September 1494 – Died 31 March 1547) was King of France from 1515 until his death. During his reign, huge cultural changes took place in France and he has been called France's original Renaissance monarch. A great personal rivalry existed between Francis and Henry VIII.

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    Henri III, last Valois King of France. As the Duke of Anjou, he had briefly been a suitor to Elizabeth I in 1570 (the date of this portrait).

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    Francis II (age 15) with his wife Mary, Queen of Scots (age 17) in 1559.

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    The infamous Catherine de Medici.

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    Henry II, King of France, to Francis I of France and his Queen consort, Claude, Duchess of Brittany. Born March 31, 1519. Died July 10, 1559. He married Catherine de'Medici and had issue. He died at the age of forty after a jousting accident.

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