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  1. Henry II (French: Henri II; 31 March 1519 – 10 July 1559) was King of France from 31 March 1547 until his death in 1559. The second son of Francis I and Duchess Claude of Brittany , he became Dauphin of France upon the death of his elder brother Francis in 1536.

  2. Henry II, also called (until 1547) Duke (duc) d’Orléans, (born March 31, 1519, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France—died July 10, 1559, Paris), king of France from 1547 to 1559, a competent administrator who was also a vigorous suppressor of Protestants within his kingdom.

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  3. Henry II of France (March 31, 1519 – July 10, 1559) was a King of France and a member of the house of Valois. Henry was crowned King in Rheims, France, on July 25, 1547. Birth. Henry was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, on March 31, 1519. His parents were Francis I of France and Claude of France. Marriage

  4. Henry II of France. (King of France (1547 - 1559)) Henry II of France was a monarch who ruled France from 1547 to 1559. During his reign, he hugely suppressed the Protestant movement. He was born in the royal Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris. His father was King Francis I, who was captured a few years after his birth.

  5. Apr 9, 2023 · Catherine de’ Medici was the queen consort of Henry II of France (1547–59) and regent of France. She was one of the most influential personalities of the Catholic–Huguenot wars (Wars of Religion; 1562–98). Three of her sons were kings of France: Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III.

  6. Where do you even begin with Henry II of France? From his years as a captive in Spain, to his unlikely rise to the throne, to his sudden and violent end, there was never a dull moment for this infamous ruler. The fact that he was part of one of history’s most twisted love triangles didn’t hurt matters either!

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