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  1. Francis I ( French: François Ier; Middle French: Francoys; 12 September 1494 – 31 March 1547) was King of France from 1515 until his death in 1547. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He succeeded his first cousin once removed and father-in-law Louis XII, who died without a son.

  2. 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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  3. › summary › Francis-I-king-of-FranceFrancis I summary | Britannica

    Francis I, French François, (born Sept. 12, 1494, Cognac, France—died March 31, 1547, Rambouillet), King of France (1515–47). The cousin and son-in-law of Louis XII, Francis succeeded to the throne in 1515. Soon after his coronation he rode off to the Italian Wars (1515–16) and recovered the Duchy of Milan.

  4. LAST MODIFIED: 28 March 2018 DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780195399301-0081 Introduction Francis I, king of France from 1515 to 1547, has not always been treated by posterity with the seriousness he deserves.

  5. Apr 26, 2022 · Francis I (French: François Premier and François d'Angoulême) (12 September 1494 – 31 March 1547), was crowned King of France in 1515 in the cathedral at Reims and reigned until 1547. Francis I is considered to be France's first Renaissance monarch. His reign saw France make immense cultural advances.

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  6. Francis I was the ruler of France from 1515 to 1547 under whose reign the French Renaissance flourished. He was not directly in line to the throne, but the death of his father and the lack of male heirs from successive kings made him the presumptive heir. Francis and his sister were raised by their young mother, the indomitable Louise of Savoy.

  7. François I of France 12. He sent his sons as prisoners in exchange for his freedom. Francois had to make major concessions to Charles V in the Treaty of Madrid (1526). Along with ceding territory, he agreed for his two oldest sons, Francois III and Henri II to be kept as hostages of Charles V in exchange for his own freedom.

  8. Jun 27, 2018 · King Francis I of France was a true Renaissance monarch. The Renaissance was a cultural revolution that began in Italy in the mid-1300s. It was initiated by scholars called humanists who promoted the human-centered values of ancient Greece and Rome.

  9. Francis I Table of Contents Home Politics, Law & Government World Leaders Kings Francis I Listen to article Rivalry with Charles V Nineteen years old, secretive, cool-headed, and a clever politician, the Emperor had his mind set on a universal monarchy. His chief obstacle was the King of France.

  10. Apr 6, 2022 · At the heart of the forest is a spectacular palace—the Château de Fontainebleau—built initially under the King of France, Francis I (r. 1515–47). About 40 miles outside of Paris, the impressive renaissance space had been a modest hunting lodge until Francis reimagined it as a glorious palace to dazzle visitors with his power and ...

  11. Mar 17, 2015 · Francis I was king of France from 1515 to 1547. Francis built on the work done by Louis XI and set the scene for the clash between the monarchy and the nobility in the French Wars of Religion. The reign of Francis I is dominated by the spread of absolute monarchy, Humanism and Protestantism

  12. Mar 3, 1997 · Months Past Francis I of France dies at Rambouillet The French king and contemporary of Henry VIII died on March 31st, 1547. Richard Cavendish | Published in History Today Volume 47 Issue 3 March 1997 Francis I

  13. May 7, 2023 · Francis I, (born May 11, 1414, Vannes, Fr.—died July 19, 1450), duke of Brittany (from 1442), son of John V (or VI). He had his brother Gilles thrown into prison and put to death for allegedly spying for the English, with whom he warred (1449–50). The king of France intervened and expelled the English from Normandy.

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