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  Henry II of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry II (French: Henri II) (March 31, 1519 – July 10, 1559), a member of the Valois Dynasty, was King of France from March 31, 1547 until his death.
Born in the Royal Château at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, the son of François I and Claude de France and the grandson of Louis XII of France and Anne de Bretagne, his marriage was arranged to Catherine de Medici (April 13, 1519 - January 5, 1589) on October 28, 1533 when both were 14 years old.
Henry II was an avid hunter and participant in jousting tournaments.
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 Henry III of France - Simple English Wikipedia
Henry III of France (September 19, 1551 – August 2, 1589) was a King of France and a member of the Valois Dynasty.
Henry was born in Fontainbleau, France, on September 19, 1494.
Henry was married to Louise of Lorraine on February 13, 1575.
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 Learn more about Henry II of England in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Henry II established courts in various parts of the country and was the first king to grant magistrates the power to render legal decisions on a wide range of civil matters in the name of the Crown.
Henry's notorious liaison with Rosamund Clifford, the "fair Rosamund" of legend, is thought to have begun in 1165, during one of his Welsh campaigns, and continued until her death in 1176.
Henry was fortunate to have on his side a knight who was both loyal and unbeatable in battle: William Marshal; Henry's illegitimate son Geoffrey Plantagenet (1151-1212), Archbishop of York, also stood by him the whole time and was the only son with Henry when he died.
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 Francis II of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Francis II (French: François II) (January 19, 1544 – December 5, 1560) was a King of France (1559 1560).
He was born at the Royal Chateau at Fontainbleau, Seine-et-Marne, the son of Henry II, King of France (March 31, 1519 – July 10, 1559) and Catherine de Medici (April 13, 1519 – January 5, 1589).
François II, who had always been a sickly child, died December 5, 1560 in Orléans, Loiret, at the age of 16 when an ear infection worsened and caused an abscess in his brain.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Henry II of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Valois Dynasty succeeded the Capetian Dynasty as rulers of France from 1328-1589.
François, Dauphin of France, (September 28, 1518 – August 10, 1536) was the 1st son and heir of King Francis I of France and Claude de France, daughter of Louis XII of France.
Henry II (French: Henri II) (March 31, 1519 – July 10, 1559), a member of the Valois Dynasty, was King of France from July 31, 1547 until his death.
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 Henry II of France - Simple English Wikipedia
Henry II of France (March 31, 1519 – July 10, 1559) was a King of France and a member of the Valois Dynasty.
Henry was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, on March 31, 1519.
Henry was married to Catherine of Medici on October 28, 1533 when he was only 14 years old.
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 France 2
Henry I (of France) (circa 1008-60), king of France (1031-60), son of King Robert II and grandson of Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian dynasty.
Henry was succeeded by his son Philip I. Henry II (of France) (1519-59), king of France (1547-59), second son of King Francis I, born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Henry was born at Fontainebleau on September 19, 1551, the third son of Henry II and Catherine de Médicis.
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 Henry II - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
Henry attempted to be moderate and an agreement was made to hear the case in a clerical court, with a jury made up in equal parts of churchmen and laymen.
Stephen of Blois was the nephew of Henry I and was Henry's mother's rival for the throne of England.
Henry, the young king, son of Henry II Henry the young king, Richard and Geoffrey all attended the coronation ceremony.
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 Henry II
Henry’s vast Continental domains (he ruled about half the area of present-day France) were to occupy him for much of his reign, but his first objective was to restore order and royal authority to an England ravaged by civil war.
Henry’s desire to restore royal authority to the level of that in Henry I’s reign brought him into conflict with Thomas à Becket.
Richard and the youngest son, John, in alliance with Philip II of France, were actually in the course of another rebellion in 1189 when their father died.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Henry III of France
Henry III HENRY III [Henry III] 1551-89, king of France (1574-89); son of King Henry II and Catherine de' Medici.
Henry I HENRY I [Henry I] 1068-1135, king of England (1100-1135), youngest son of William I. He was called Henry Beauclerc because he could write.
Henry III: Nicholas Vincent reviews the career of the king whose long reign was overshadowed by the rivalries of his nobles, and who is primarily remembered for his piety and his building activity.
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 AllRefer.com - Henry II, king of France (French History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Henry II 1519–59, king of France (1547–59), son of King Francis I. His robust physique contrasted with his weak and pliant disposition.
War continued under Charles's son King Philip II of Spain, who was allied with Mary Tudor of England, until the Treaty of Cateau-CambrEsis (1559) ended French pretensions in Italy.
Henry, accidentally killed by Gabriel de Montgomery in a tournament, was succeeded by Francis II.
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 Henry II, King of France - Olga's Gallery
Henry II (de Valois) of France (1519-1559), King of France from 1547, the second son of Francis I.
In 1533, as Duke of Orléans, he married 14-year-old Catherine de’Medici, by whom he had seven surviving children, three of whom became kings of France (Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III).
He died of accidental wounds received in a tournament, and was succeeded by his elder son, Francis II, who was married to Mary Queen of Scots.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Francis II of France
Francis FRANCIS [Francis] 1554-84, French prince, duke of Alençon and Anjou; youngest son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.
Henry II HENRY II [Henry II] 1519-59, king of France (1547-59), son of King Francis I. His robust physique contrasted with his weak and pliant disposition.
Ferdinand II FERDINAND II [Ferdinand II] 1810-59, king of the Two Sicilies (1830-59), son and successor of Francis I. Although initially he sought to improve the wretched conditions of his kingdom, he soon relapsed into the repressive policies of his predecessors and became an absolute despot.
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 BBC - History - Henry II (1133 - 1189)
Henry succeeded Stephen after invading England in 1153 to promote his claim after Stephen elbowed Henry's mother, Matilda, from the throne.
Finally Henry did penance at Canterbury and, with Becket out of the way, most of the disputed points were soon sorted out.
Henry was defeated and forced to give way; news that John also had joined his enemies hastened the King's death near Tours in 1189.
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 The Death of Henry II of France
In the spring of 1559, King Henry II of France (1519-1559), his Florentine wife Catherine de Medici (1519-1589), and their royal progeny were poised and seemingly destined for glory (Fig.
Henry II's father, the troublesome Valois ruler, King Francis I of France (1494-1547), had thwarted the ambitions of Charles V for years.
On June 30, 1559, King Henry II was celebrating the wedding by proxy** of his daughter Elizabeth to King Philip II at St. Quentin.
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 Columbia Encyclopedia- Cateau-Cambrsis Treaty of - AOL Research & Learn
kätō`-käNbrāzē`, 1559, concluded at Le Cateau, France, by representatives of Henry II of France, Philip II of Spain, and Elizabeth I of England.
France restored Savoy, except Saluzzo, to Duke Emmanuel Philibert, acknowledged Spanish hegemony over Italy, and consented to a rectification of its border with the Spanish Netherlands.
Henry II's sister, Margaret, was given in marriage to Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy; Henry's daughter, Elizabeth of Valois, was given to Philip II of Spain.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Henry II (King of England)
Henry himself, however, was the son of her second husband, Geoffrey Plantagenet, and inherited from him the three important fiefs of Anjou, Touraine, and Maine.
The conquest of Ireland which Henry had projected in 1156 and for which he obtained a Bull from Pope Adrian IV was carried out later with the full sanction of Pope Alexander III, preserved to us in letters of unquestionable authenticity which concede in substance all that was granted by the disputed Bull of Adrian.
The death of Henry was sad and tragic, embittered as it was by the rebellion of his sons Richard and John, but he received the last sacraments before the end came.
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When King Henry II of France died, he was succeeded by his eldest son, who came to the French throne as Francis II, at the age of 16 years.
France’s troubles began to emerge shortly after the death of King Henry II in the jousting accident in 1557.
Phillip II had sent the Duke of Alba in with 10,000 soldiers to crush the rebellion, and the situation was becoming desperate for the Protestants.
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 Henry II, king of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Henry II Henry II, 1519–59, king of France (1547–59), son of King Francis I. His robust physique contrasted with his weak and pliant disposition.
Henry II: Nicholas Vincent celebrates the founder of the Plantagenet dynasty who was crowned 850 years ago this month.
Henry Ford II's big idea: A pan-European car company; The man who saved his grandfather's company and made it a powerhouse in Europe......
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 Jean Duvet: Henry II Between France and Fame (25.2.93) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Duvet dedicated twenty-three violent visions of the Apocalypse to Henry II, whose coronation in 1547 and love for Diane de Poitiers inspired the work reproduced here, apparently executed on the occasion of Henry's rededication of the order of Saint Michael, saint of the church militant, in 1548.
The pommel of his sword is in the form of a fleur-de-lis, emblem of the French kings, and the figure at the left holds an escutcheon with three fleurs-de-lis.
The crescent above Henry's head—the attribute of the goddess Diana—is a symbol of Diane de Poitiers.
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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Works of Art: Arms and Armor
The battle scene at the center depicts the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans at Cannae in 216 B.C., an allusion to the struggle of France against the armies of the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century.
In the strapwork borders are the intertwined letters "H" for Henry II (r.
Interspersed with the initials are crescents, the king's personal badge and a reference to the moon goddess Diana and her namesake Diane de Poitiers.
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 Hotel Henry II - Beaune - Bourgogne - France.com
Our stay at Henry II was very enjoyable and the rooms were also comfortable.
Although I requested garage height I didn't receive any response to this which caused a slight problem on arrival as it was necessary to remove the skis etc. from the roof of the car.
We were very pleased with our room at Henry II.
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 HistoryMole: King Philip II (1527-1598)
Jul 1554 CE Philip II of Spain, the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, married Queen Mary I. This was his second marriage.
Philip II of Spain was proclaimed King of Portugal and united the colonial empires of Spain and Portugal.
Philip II prepared an invasion fleet but was interrupted by Francis Drake, who 'singed the king's beard' by burning 10,000 tons of shipping in Cadiz harbor.
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 Henry II of France - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Henry II (French: Henri II) (March 31 1519 – July 10 1559), a member of the Valois Dynasty, was King of France from July 31, 1547 until his death.
Born in the Royal Château at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, the son of François I and Claude de France and the grandson of Louis VII of France and Anne de Bretagne, his marriage was arranged to Catherine de Medici (April 13 1519 - January 5 1589) on October 28 1533 when both were 14 years old.
He suffered terribly, and, despite the efforts of royal surgeon Ambroise Paré, passed away on July 10 1559 and was buried in a cadaver tomb in Saint Denis Basilica.
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 Henry II, king of France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
1519–59, king of France (1547–59), son of King Francis I. His robust physique contrasted with his weak and pliant disposition.
Throughout his reign he was governed by Anne de Montmorency, by his mistress Diane de Poitiers, and by François and Charles de Guise.
War continued under Charles’s son King Philip II of Spain, who was allied with Mary Tudor of England, until the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis (1559) ended French pretensions in Italy.
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 France - Related Items - MSN Encarta
Huguenots – Guise, Henri I de Lorraine, 3rd Duc de
Guise, Henri I de Lorraine, 3rd Duc de
(1519-1559), king of France (1547-1559), second son of King Francis I, born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
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