Roy Francois II de France

Roy Francois II de France

Male 1544 - 1560  (16 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Francois II de France 
    Prefix Roy 
    Born 19 Jan 1544  Fontainebleau Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Dec 1560  Orleans Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7571  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2002 

    Father Roy Henry de France, II,   b. 31 Mar 1519, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1559, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Catherine di Medici,   b. 13 Apr 1519, Firenze, Toscana, Italia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1589, Blois, Loir-et-Cher Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1533  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Family ID F3413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Queen Maria Stuart,   b. 8 Dec 1542, Linlithgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1587, Fotheringhay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1558 
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2002 
    Family ID F2055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • King of France (1559-1560).
      Francois II, the eldest son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici, succeeded his father in 1559 at the age of fifteen; his mother acted as Regent. In the previous year, Francis II had married Mary, Queen of Scots. He left power in the hands of his wife's uncles, the de Guises, and they supported a repressive policy against the Protestants who were quick to react. In March 1560, in an attempt to remove Francis II from the de Guisest influence, the Protestants tried to kid­nap the Duke and the Cardinal of Guise and to place the King in the hands of the bloody princes. This was known as the Amboise Conspiracy.
      Informed about this plot, the Duke of Guise transfered the Blois court to Amboise, a palace which was easier to defend...
      Shortly after the conspirers were arrested. Their leader, 'La Renaudie' was killed in the Chateaurenaud forest. His followers died on the gallows or were hanged under the eyes of the Court from the battlements and bal­conies of the Amboise castle. The gallery of the king's residence was to bear the name "Balcony of the hanged men".
      The young king then died suddenly, without children, and the crown passed to his brother, Charles IX.


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