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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. www.britannica.com › 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. Apr 26, 2022 · Francis I (French: François Ier) (12 September 1494 – 31 March 1547) was the first King of France from the Angoulême branch of the House of Valois, reigning from 1515 until his death. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He succeeded his cousin and father-in-law Louis XII, who died without a male heir.

  5. Aug 18, 2021 · Francis I, King of France Robert Knecht LAST REVIEWED: 18 August 2021 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.

  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. Jun 27, 2018 · Francis I (Francois) (1494 – 1547) Valois dynasty king of France from 1515 until his death in 1547. Francis (Francois in French) was born in the chateau of Cognac. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angouleme and Louise of Savoy.

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