French History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 2,200

  • 1420-05-21 Treaty of Troyes: Henry V of England and his heirs would inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI of France
  • 1421-03-22 Battle of Baugé - French defeat English
  • 1422-10-28 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
  • 1423-07-31 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant - the French army is defeated by the English on the banks of the river Yonne in Burgundy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1429-05-07 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1429-07-16 Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims
  • 1429-07-17 Dauphin crowned King Charles VII of France (despite having been king since 1422)
  • 1431-01-09 Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
  • 1431-05-30 Hundred Years' War: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in Rouen, France
  • 1431-12-16 King Henry VI of England crowned king of France
  • 1434-04-14 The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
  • 1435-09-21 Treaty of Arras (1435) signed between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good of Burgundy
  • 1438-07-07 French church/King Charles VII release Pragmatieke Sanctie of Bourges
  • 1450-04-15 French defeat English at Battle of Formigny in 100 Years' War
  • 1451-07-31 Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
  • 1453-05-29 French banker Jacques Coeur's possessions confiscated
  • 1453-07-17 Battle of Castillon: French army beats English force under Talbot, turning point of the 100 Years' War
  • 1453-10-19 French retake Bordeaux following the Battle of Castillon
  • 1463-01-05 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
  • 1464-06-19 French King Louis XI forms postal service
  • 1465-10-05 French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout
  • 1468-10-14 Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute & French King Louis XI
  • 1482-12-23 The Peace of Atrecht (now Arras) concluded between Louis XI of France and Maximilian of Austria, ending the War of the Burgundian Succession
  • 1483-05-14 Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l'Affable").
  • 1489-07-22 Treaty of Frankfurt signed between Maximilian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France
  • 1490-01-04 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.
  • 1492-03-04 King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.
  • 1492-10-02 King Henry VII of England invades France
  • 1492-11-07 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes earth in a wheat field near village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact
  • 1492-11-09 Peace of Etaples (Henry VII of England & Charles VIII of France)
  • 1493-01-19 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
  • 1494-11-18 French King Charles VIII occupies Florence
  • 1495-01-28 Pope Alexander VI (Roderic Llançol i de Borgia) gives his son Cesare as hostage to Charles VIII of France
  • 1495-02-22 French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
  • 1495-05-20 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples
  • 1495-05-31 Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League
  • 1495-07-06 Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League
  • 1495-07-20 French viceroy of Naples Montpensier surrenders
  • 1497-02-25 Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France
  • 1499-02-09 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan
  • 1499-10-06 French King Louis XII occupies Milan
  • 1499-11-05 Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). Breton-French-Latin dictionary written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc was first Breton and French dictionary

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1500-04-10 France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1500-11-11 Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide the Kingdom of Naples
  • 1503-02-13 Disfida di Barletta - Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta, Southern Italy
  • 1503-04-28 Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France
  • 1503-12-29 Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under General Cordoba defeats French forces
  • 1504-01-31 By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon
  • 1504-03-31 France & Spain sign truce

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1506-10-07 Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1509-04-07 France declares war on Venice

  • 1509-04-16 French army under Louis XII enters Alps
  • 1509-05-14 Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venetians in Northern Italy
  • 1511-01-19 Italian city Mirandola surrenders to the French
  • 1511-10-05 Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
  • 1511-11-17 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
  • 1512-02-05 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
  • 1512-02-16 Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
  • 1512-02-19 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
  • 1512-04-11 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars
  • 1513-06-06 Battle of Novara, the War of the League of Cambrai: the Swiss Confederacy defeat the French

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1513-08-16 Battle of the Spurs at Guinegate (now Eguinegatte): Henry VIII of England and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I beat France

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1515-01-01 Francis, Duke of Angouleme succeeds King Louis XII as Francis I of France

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1515-09-13 -14] Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers & Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1515-09-14 Battle at Marignano ends in French/Venetian victory
  • 1516-08-13 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
  • 1516-11-29 Treaty of Freiburg: French/Swiss "eternal" peace treaty
  • 1518-04-27 Treaty of St Truiden: anti-French Trapdoors/Bourgondisch covenant
  • 1520-06-06 France & England sign treaty of Scotland

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1520-07-10 King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1521-04-22 French King Francois I declares war on Spain
  • 1521-11-19 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan
  • 1522-01-30 Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
  • 1522-04-27 Battle at Bicacca: Charles I & Pope Adrianus VI beat France
  • 1522-04-27 Battle of La Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian was decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army
  • 1522-05-30 French troops driven out of Genoa
  • 1523-09-19 Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
  • 1523-10-27 English troops occupy Montalidier, France
  • 1524-04-19 Pope Clemens VII fires Neth inquisitor-general French Van de Holly
  • 1524-08-19 Emperor Charles V's troops besiege Marseille, France
  • 1524-10-26 Spanish troops give Milan to France
  • 1525-02-24 Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed/wounded
  • 1526-03-17 French King Francois I freed from Spain
  • 1526-03-26 King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
  • 1526-05-22 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
  • 1527-04-30 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in an attempt to win the War of the League of Cognac
  • 1528-01-22 England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
  • 1529-06-21 Battle of Landriano: Imperial-Spanish forces under Don Antonio de Leyva, Duke of Terranova, beat a French army under Francis de Bourbon, Comte de St. Pol
  • 1529-08-03 "Peace of the Ladies" (Treaty of Cambrai) made between Holy Roman Empire and the French, negotiated by Louise of Savoy and Margaret of Austria
  • 1532-06-23 Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1534-05-10 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,788

  • 1533-02-28 Michel de Montaigne, French essayist/philosopher
  • 1537-07-20 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
  • 1539-11-01 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
  • 1541-01-26 Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
  • 1543-04-01 François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)
  • 1544-01-19 Francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60)
  • 1545-05-01 Franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist
  • 1547-04-13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
  • 1547-11-12 Claude of Valois, French princess (d. 1575). 2nd daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.
  • 1549-11-05 Philippe de Mornay (or Philippe Du-Plessis-Mornay), French writer (d. 1623)
  • 1550-01-31 Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader (d. 1588)
  • 1550-06-27 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74)
  • 1551-09-19 Henry III, duke of Anjou/king of Poland/France (1573/4-89)
  • 1552-02-08 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • 1553-04-30 Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, queen of France (d. 1601)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1553-12-13 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of Navarra (1572-1610) and France (1589-1610), born in Pau, Navarre (d. 1610)

  • 1554-03-26 Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (d. 1611)
  • 1554-06-05 Elisabeth of Austria, queen consort of France (d. 1592)
  • 1555-09-23 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange
  • 1556-03-07 Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)
  • 1556-03-18 Francois-Hercule de Valois, French duke of Anjou/Brabant
  • 1556-11-15 Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)
  • 1558-09-09 Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (d. 1602)
  • 1558-10-12 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, born in Riom, France (d. 1651)
  • 1567-04-26 Nicolas Forme, French composer (d. 1638)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1567-07-03 Samuel de Champlain, French explorer (Lake Champlain), born in Hiers-Brouage or La Rochelle, France (d. 1635)

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1567-08-21 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva, writer and saint, born in Sainte-Mondane, France (d. 1622)
  • 1567-11-21 Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)
  • 1568-02-11 Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)
  • 1571-01-09 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (d. 1621)
  • 1573-04-26 Marie de'Medici, Queen of France
  • 1575-02-04 Pierre de Barulle, French cardinal
  • 1579-04-12 Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France
  • 1580-08-19 Pierre Vernier, Ornans, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements
  • 1580-09-15 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (d. 1659)
  • 1580-12-01 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • 1581-04-24 Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)
  • 1581-10-09 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France (d. 1638)
  • 1582-01-28 John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) born Pont-à-Mousson France
  • 1582-11-27 Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (d. 1651)
  • 1583-02-23 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
  • 1585-01-06 Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammarian
  • 1585-09-09 Armand-Jean du Plessicide de Richelieu, premier of France (1624-42)
  • 1585-10-28 Cornelius Otto Jansen, French Roman Catholic reform leader
  • 1588-04-15 Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist
  • 1588-05-28 Pierre Seguier, Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
  • 1588-09-01 Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • 1588-09-08 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)
  • 1589-02-05 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
  • 1591-03-15 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
  • 1591-09-08 Jacqueline M A de Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess
  • 1592-07-10 Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (d. 1660)
  • 1593-03-19 Georges de la Tour, French painter
  • 1593-03-25 Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1594-06-15 Nicolas Poussin, French painter (d. 1665)
  • 1595-01-06 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
  • 1595-12-04 Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1596-03-31 René Descartes, French philosopher (he thought, therefore he was), born in Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, France (d. 1650)

Philosopher René Descartes
Philosopher
René Descartes
  • 1597-01-12 François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
  • 1597-01-31 John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
  • 1597-02-24 Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
  • 1598-05-23 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized
  • 1600-02-02 Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1601-08-22 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), born in The Havre, France (d. 1667)
  • 1601-09-22 Anna van Oostenrijk, queen of France/daughter of Philip III
  • 1601-09-27 Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)
  • 1601-11-14 Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)
  • 1602-03-18 Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (d. 1679)
  • 1602-05-26 Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (d. 1674)
  • 1602-07-14 Jules Mazarin, French cardinal, French 1st Minister (1642-61)
  • 1602-08-10 Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (d. 1675)
  • 1603-04-19 Michel le Tellier, French statesman (d. 1685)
  • 1604-05-10 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • 1604-08-04 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, born in Paris (d. 1676)
  • 1605-09-28 Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
  • 1605-10-16 Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
  • 1606-02-10 Christine Marie of France, regent of Savoy (d. 1663)
  • 1606-05-25 Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1606-06-06 Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (El Cid, Horace)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1606-11-12 Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian settler who founded the first hospital in North America, born in Langres, France (d. 1673)

Nurse and Settler of New France Jeanne Mance
Nurse and Settler of New France
Jeanne Mance
  • 1607-01-10 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)
  • 1607-11-15 Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1701)
  • 1608-04-25 Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general
  • 1608-05-15 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)
  • 1609-11-16 Henrietta Maria, French-born, Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
  • 1610-02-13 Jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists
  • 1610-04-01 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)
  • 1610-07-04 Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)
  • 1610-10-06 Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)
  • 1610-12-18 Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist
  • 1611-09-11 Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, born in Château de Sedan, Sedan, France (d. 1675)
  • 1611-10-11 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berry, French ambassador to Rome, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1671)
  • 1611-11-01 François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (d. 1656)
  • 1612-02-06 Antoine Arnauld, [Grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theologist
  • 1612-09-28 Michel Anguier, French sculptor
  • 1613-01-19 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, born in Beaune (d. 1652)
  • 1613-02-02 Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1613-03-12 André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
  • 1613-08-15 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, born in Angers, France (d. 1692)
  • 1613-09-15 François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (d. 1680)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 2,248

  • 1298-03-14 Petrus Johannis Olivi, South France theologist, dies
  • 1298-09-11 Philip of Artois, French soldier (b. 1269)
  • 1302-07-11 Pierre Flote, French 1st legist/chancellor of king Philip IV, dies
  • 1302-07-11 Robert II of Artois, French soldier (b. 1250)
  • 1304-05-23 Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
  • 1305-04-04 Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)
  • 1314-03-18 Jacques de Molay, French last Grand Master of The Knights Templar dies burned at the stake aged 70 or 71
  • 1314-11-29 Philip IV, the Handsome, King of France (1285-1314), (b. 1268)
  • 1316-06-05 Louis X, King of France (1314-16), dies at 26
  • 1316-11-19 Jan I, king of France (Nov 15-19 1316), dies
  • 1317-02-07 Robert, Count of Clermont, French founder of the House of Bourbon (b. 1256)
  • 1317-02-14 Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
  • 1319-05-19 Louis d'Évreux, son of Philip III of France (b. 1276)
  • 1321-01-12 Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)
  • 1322-01-03 Philip V, the Tall, King of France (1316-22), dies
  • 1325-12-16 Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)
  • 1327-08-16 Roch, French saint (b. 1295)
  • 1327-12-19 Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy
  • 1328-02-01 Charles IV, the Handsome, King of France (1322-28), dies
  • 1349-09-11 Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (b. 1315)
  • 1350-08-12 Philip VI, king of France, dies
  • 1350-08-22 Philips VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies
  • 1350-12-26 Jean de Marigny, French bishop
  • 1356-09-19 Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies
  • 1356-09-19 Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle
  • 1356-09-19 Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle
  • 1358-07-31 Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies
  • 1361-06-09 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet, dies at 69
  • 1364-04-08 John II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
  • 1375-07-05 Charles III of Alençon, French archbishop (b. 1337)
  • 1378-02-06 Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338)
  • 1378-03-27 Gregory XI, [Pierre R the Beaufort], last French Pope (1370-78), dies
  • 1380-07-13 Bertrand du Guesclin, French King of Granada, dies at about 60
  • 1380-09-16 Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies
  • 1382-07-11 Nicholas van Oresme, French philosopher/bishop of Lisieux, dies at 62
  • 1387-07-22 French Ackerman, Ghent rebel/leader of Reisers, murdered at about 57
  • 1393-01-30 Aimery Poitiers, French nobleman, burned at royal ball
  • 1396-09-25 Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396-09-25 Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396-09-25 Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1397-02-18 Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56
  • 1397-06-15 Count of Eu, French knight, dies in Turkish captivity
  • 1397-06-16 Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)
  • 1405-05-29 Philippe de Mézières, advisor to Charles V of France
  • 1407-04-23 Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326)
  • 1411-07-15 Johannes Parvus, [Jean Petit], French theologist, dies
  • 1415-10-25 Anton van Bourgondie, French son of Philip the Stout, dies at 31
  • 1415-10-25 Philip of Nevers, French earl, dies in battle
  • 1415-10-25 Robert of Bar, French knight, dies in battle
  • 1418-06-12 Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Constable of France (b. 1360)
  • 1419-09-10 John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France
  • 1420-08-09 Pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies
  • 1421-06-21 Jean Le Maingre, Marshal of France (b. 1366)
  • 1422-08-31 Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19), dies at 36
  • 1422-10-21 Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422), dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1431-05-30 Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date), executed and burnt at the stake at 19

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1435-09-24 Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen and wife of Charles VI of France (bc. 1370)
  • 1440-10-26 Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged
  • 1442-12-18 Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)
  • 1443-01-28 Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France
  • 1444-04-07 John Capreolus, French theologist (Libri IV), dies at about 50
  • 1445-08-16 Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)
  • 1450-02-09 Agnès Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France (b. 1421)
  • 1453-07-20 Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French chronicler
  • 1456-05-24 Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)
  • 1456-11-25 Jacques Coeur, French merchant/banker, dies in battle
  • 1461-07-22 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), dies at 58
  • 1465-01-05 Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)
  • 1468-11-24 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
  • 1471-07-25 John Soreth, French general, dies
  • 1472-07-05 Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  • 1474-11-27 Guillaume Dufay, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 74
  • 1476-08-04 Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded
  • 1483-08-30 Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60
  • 1490-08-11 French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen, dies at about 25
  • 1491-12-03 Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies
  • 1492-11-06 Antoine Busnois, French composer
  • 1498-04-07 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), dies at 27
  • 1501-05-22 Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
  • 1505-02-04 Joan of Valois, Queen of France/saint, dies at 40
  • 1510-05-25 Georges d'Amboise, French Roman Catholic cardinal, minister of state and viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
  • 1512-04-11 Gaston de Foix, French pretender to Navarra throne, dies in battle
  • 1514-01-09 Anna, Duchess of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France (b. 1477)
  • 1515-01-01 Louis XII, "the Justified" king of France (1498-1515), dies at 52
  • 1518-08-16 Loyset Compère, French composer
  • 1522-10-30 Jean Mouton, French composer
  • 1522-11-14 Anne of France, daughter of French King Louis XI, Princess and French Regent (for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority). Born 1461
  • 1524-04-30 Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)
  • 1524-07-20 Claude of France, Duchess of Brittany and wife of Francis I of France, dies at 24
  • 1525-02-24 Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier
  • 1528-08-15 Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (b. 1485)
  • 1529-04-16 Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake
  • 1530-04-18 Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43
  • 1531-09-22 Louise Van Savoye, French regent of king Francois I, dies at 55
  • 1533-06-25 Mary Tudor, queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496)
  • 1540-08-23 Guillaume Budé, French scholar
  • 1543-01-09 Guillaume du Bellay, French diplomat and general (b. 1491)
  • 1546-08-01 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)
  • 1546-08-03 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (b. 1509)
  • 1547-03-30 Francois I of Valois-Angouleme, King of France (1515-47), dies at 52