In 1196, Philip II of France captured the castle of Aumale, and granted the title of "Count of Aumale" to Renaud de Dammartin. It was later was held by the houses of Castile, Harcourt, and Lorraine. After several extinctions the title was re-created in 1547 for Francis, then styled Count of Aumale by courtesy.
Francis de Lorraine II, the first Prince of Joinville, also Duke of Guise and Duke of Aumale ( French: François de Lorraine; 17 February 1519 – 24 February 1563), was a French general and statesman. A prominent leader during the Italian War of 1551–1559 and French Wars of Religion, he was assassinated during the siege of Orleans in 1563.
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Francis I, also called (until 1515) Francis of Angoulême, French François d’Angoulême, (born Sept. 12, 1494, Cognac, France—died March 31, 1547, Rambouillet), king of France (1515–47), the first of five monarchs of the Angoulême branch of the House of Valois.
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In 1979 Pope John Paul II recognized him as the patron saint of ecology. Early life and career Francis was the son of Pietro di Bernardone, a cloth merchant, and the lady Pica, who may have come from France. At Francis’s birth, his father was away on a business trip to France, and his mother had him baptized Giovanni.
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The First French Empire was from 1804–1815. It was founded and ruled by Napoleon I. The Second French Empire was from 1852–1870. It was founded and ruled by his nephew Napoleon III Then 3rd 4th and 5th republic formed Earlier Monarchs[ change | change source] Merovingian Dynasty (428–751)[ change | change source]
Monsieur Francis, Duke of Anjou and Alençon ( French: Hercule François; 18 March 1555  – 10 June 1584) was the youngest son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici . Early years [ edit] He was scarred by smallpox at age eight, and his pitted face and slightly deformed spine did not suit his birth name of Hercule.