French History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 2,204


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1541-08-23 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1542-07-12 French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
  • 1542-08-02 French troops leave Flanders

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1543-02-11 Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1543-07-07 French troops invade Luxembourg
  • 1543-08-05 French & Turkish troops occupy Nice
  • 1543-09-06 French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • 1544-04-14 Battle at Carignano: French troops under Earl d'Enghien beat Swiss
  • 1544-08-17 Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France

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1544-09-18 Peace of Crépy signed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I ending the Fourth Hapsburg-Valois War

King Francis I of France
King
Francis I of France
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1544-09-30 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
  • 1545-04-12 French King Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed
  • 1545-07-21 The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight occurs.

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1547-03-31 Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • 1547-07-25 Henry II of France is crowned.
  • 1548-08-15 Mary Queen of Scotland arrives in France, aged 6.
  • 1549-08-08 Henry II of France declares war on England and orders the siege of Boulogne
  • 1549-08-12 French troops conquer Ambleteuse, in the Pas-de-Calais, and kill all the English prisoners.
  • 1550-03-24 France & England sign Peace of Boulogne
  • 1552-01-15 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
  • 1552-04-10 Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • 1557-06-07 England declares war on France
  • 1557-08-10 Battle of St Quentin in Picardy: Lamoraal, Count of Egmont and Philibert, Duke of Savoy (Spanish Empire) beat the Duke of Montmorency (France)
  • 1558-01-07 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
  • 1558-01-08 French troops under Duc de Guise occupy Calais
  • 1558-07-13 Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.
  • 1558-07-23 Battle of Grevelingen: Lamoraal, Count of Egmont beat France
  • 1558-11-07 French King Henri II occupies Calais
  • 1559-04-02 England & France sign 1st Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis
  • 1559-04-03 Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis
  • 1559-06-30 King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.
  • 1560-03-15 Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France
  • 1561-01-28 By Edict of Orleans French persecution of Huguenots is suspended
  • 1561-08-19 Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith, Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
  • 1562-01-17 Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
  • 1562-04-30 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
  • 1563-04-30 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
  • 1563-07-27 French army recaptures Le Havre
  • 1563-08-17 King Charles IX of France declared an adult at 13
  • 1564-04-11 England & France sign Peace of Troyes
  • 1565-09-20 Spaniards capture Fort Caroline Fla & massacre the French
  • 1567-09-29 War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX
  • 1567-11-10 Battle at St-Denis: French government army vs Huguenots
  • 1568-03-23 Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike
  • 1570-07-25 Battle of Arnay-le-Duc, Burgundy: Huguenot victory forced Charles IX of France to agree to a peace treaty that ended the Third War of Religion.
  • 1572-04-21 France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
  • 1572-08-22 Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion
  • 1572-08-24 St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces
  • 1574-02-23 France begins 5th "holy war" against Huguenots
  • 1574-05-30 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
  • 1575-02-13 Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims.
  • 1575-11-08 French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1576-02-05 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours

  • 1578-04-27 Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
  • 1579-05-17 Artois/Henegouwen/French-Flanders sign Treaty/Peace of Parma recognizing Spanish duke van Parma as land guardian
  • 1580-11-26 French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
  • 1582-04-03 French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
  • 1582-08-23 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
  • 1582-12-10 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
  • 1583-06-17 Brabant: Duke of Parma beats French mercenaries
  • 1583-06-28 Duke Frans de Valois returns to France
  • 1585-01-02 Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville
  • 1585-07-07 King Henri III & Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots lose all freedoms
  • 1588-07-11 French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
  • 1589-08-01 Assassination of French King Henry III by friar Jacques Clément
  • 1589-09-21 Battle at Arques: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League
  • 1590-03-14 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
  • 1590-09-05 Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris
  • 1591-03-01 Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French King Henry IV
  • 1591-04-19 Chartres surrenders to King Henry IV in France
  • 1591-08-19 French King Henry IV occupies Rouen
  • 1591-09-21 French bishops recognize Henry IV as King of France
  • 1593-07-25 France's Protestant King Henry IV converts to Roman Catholic faith
  • 1594-02-27 Henry IV crowned King of France
  • 1594-03-22 French King Henry IV festival in Paris
  • 1595-01-17 King Henry IV of France declares war on Spain
  • 1595-09-17 Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henry IV as King of France
  • 1596-05-26 England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • 1596-10-31 English, French & Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Triple Covenant"
  • 1597-03-11 Archduke Albrecht occupies Amiens, France
  • 1597-09-16 French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
  • 1597-09-25 Amiens surrenders to French King Henry IV
  • 1598-03-20 Governor of Brittany, Philippe Emmanuel the Duke of Mercœur submits to French King Henry IV at Angers
  • 1598-04-13 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
  • 1598-05-02 France & Spain sign Peace of Vervins
  • 1600-08-06 Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
  • 1601-01-17 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
  • 1609-06-17 Netherlands, England & France sign 12 year Covenant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1609-07-29 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1610-05-14 Assassination of Henry IV of France, bringing 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne
  • 1610-05-15 Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king
  • 1610-06-19 Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
  • 1614-10-02 French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13
  • 1615-06-02 First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
  • 1616-05-03 Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war
  • 1616-11-20 Bishop Richelieu becomes French minister of Foreign affairs/War
  • 1620-06-03 Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • 1620-08-07 Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici
  • 1620-12-23 French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII
  • 1621-04-15 Hugo the Great arrives in France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,799

  • 1613-09-25 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre), born in Paris, France
  • 1613-11-05 Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)
  • 1614-01-31 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, born in Monteux (d. 1675)
  • 1616-01-13 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic
  • 1616-01-16 François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • 1616-11-19 Eustache Le Sueur, French painter
  • 1618-04-13 Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (d. 1693)
  • 1619-02-24 Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)
  • 1619-03-06 Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose
  • 1619-08-29 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron
  • 1619-11-07 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (d. 1692)
  • 1619-12-28 Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
  • 1620-02-15 Francois Charpentier, French scholar/archaeologist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1620-04-17 Marguerite Bourgeoys, French founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (first Canadian saint), born in Troyes, France (d. 1700)

First Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
First Canadian Saint
Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • 1620-07-21 Jean Picard, French astronomer, born in La Flèche, France (d. 1682)
  • 1620-11-10 Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtesan and writer (d. 1705)
  • 1621-07-08 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)
  • 1621-11-03 Renatus Rapinus, [René Rapin], French jesuit/poet (Hortorum libri IV)
  • 1622-01-15 Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
  • 1622-01-28 Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)
  • 1622-05-12 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor General of New France (d. 1698)
  • 1622-05-22 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)
  • 1622-06-06 Claude-Jean Allouez, French Jesuit missionary and explorer (d. 1857)
  • 1622-10-31 Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)

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1623-06-19 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist and Christian philosopher (Pascal's Law, Pascal's Wager), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1662)

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • 1624-08-22 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)
  • 1624-08-25 François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709)
  • 1624-10-30 Paul Pellisson, French writer (d. 1693)
  • 1625-06-08 Giovanni D Cassini, Perinaldo, France, discoverer (4 moons of Saturn)
  • 1625-07-10 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (d. 1703)
  • 1625-08-20 Thomas Corneille, French playwright
  • 1625-10-04 Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (d. 1661)
  • 1625-11-30 Jean Domat, French jurist (d. 1696)
  • 1625-12-14 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695)
  • 1626-02-05 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • 1627-09-06 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden (d. 1706)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1627-09-27 Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), born in Dijon, France (d. 1704)

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • 1628-01-08 Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1628-01-12 Charles Perrault, author (Mother Goose), born in Paris, France

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • 1628-12-25 Noel Coypel, French painter
  • 1630-11-24 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)
  • 1631-03-16 René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
  • 1632-06-10 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
  • 1632-08-20 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)
  • 1632-11-23 Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
  • 1632-11-29 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer, born in Florence, Italy
  • 1633-06-16 Jean de Thévenot, French traveler and scientist (d. 1667)
  • 1634-07-14 Pasquier Quesnel, French Jansenist theologian (d. 1719)
  • 1635-05-05 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)
  • 1635-11-27 Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
  • 1636-11-01 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
  • 1637-11-30 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)
  • 1638-01-01 Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright
  • 1638-05-13 Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (d. 1712)
  • 1638-08-06 Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1638-09-05 Louis XIV [Sun King], King of France (1643-1715), born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1715)

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1638-09-10 Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of Louis XIV of France, born in El Escorial, Spain (d. 1683)

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1639-01-19 Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian
  • 1639-12-22 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Phèdre), born in La Ferté-Milon, Picardy (d. 1699)
  • 1640-03-18 Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)
  • 1640-06-15 Bernard Lamy, French mathematician (d. 1715)
  • 1640-09-29 Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized
  • 1640-12-06 Claude Fleury, French historian (d. 1723)
  • 1641-01-18 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
  • 1641-10-05 Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
  • 1642-02-18 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)
  • 1643-03-25 Louis Moréri, French encylopedist (d. 1680)
  • 1643-11-16 Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)
  • 1643-11-22 René R Cavelier sieur de La Salle, French explorer
  • 1643-12-22 Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer (Louisiana)
  • 1644-01-10 Louis Boufflers, marshall of France
  • 1644-04-07 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
  • 1644-08-06 Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV
  • 1644-10-01 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
  • 1644-10-02 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)
  • 1645-08-16 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (d. 1696)
  • 1646-02-17 Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
  • 1646-04-04 Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
  • 1646-04-15 Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
  • 1646-04-16 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)
  • 1646-04-20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)
  • 1646-12-04 Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)
  • 1647-03-12 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
  • 1647-07-22 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint
  • 1647-08-22 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
  • 1647-11-08 Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer
  • 1648-04-09 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • 1648-04-13 Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
  • 1649-02-08 Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
  • 1649-06-13 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)
  • 1650-02-15 Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (hugenot)
  • 1650-10-21 Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)
  • 1651-04-06 André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
  • 1651-04-30 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theorist/saint
  • 1651-05-27 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
  • 1651-08-06 Francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)
  • 1652-04-21 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)
  • 1652-05-27 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
  • 1653-03-25 Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician
  • 1653-05-08 Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshall of France (d. 1734)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 2,253


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1547-03-31 King Francis I of France (1515-47), dies complaining about the weight of the crown at 52

  • 1548-06-14 Carpentras, French composer
  • 1550-05-18 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (b. 1498)
  • 1553-04-09 Francois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua/Pantagruel), dies at 49
  • 1555-08-08 Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)
  • 1555-11-24 French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65

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1557-09-01 Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, dies at 65

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1558-02-25 Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
  • 1558-03-13 Jean Fernel, French physician/physiologist, dies
  • 1558-03-25 Marcos de Niza, French Franciscan explorer
  • 1558-04-26 Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1559-07-10 Henry II, King of France (1547-59), dies

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • 1559-09-07 Robert Estienne, French printer (b. 1503)
  • 1559-10-02 Jacquet of Mantua, French composer (b. 1483)
  • 1560-01-01 Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies
  • 1560-02-16 Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat
  • 1560-06-11 Marie Guise, French wife of King James V of Scotland and mother and regent of Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 44
  • 1560-12-05 Francis II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16
  • 1561-03-25 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German philosopher and encyclopedist (b. 1518)
  • 1562-11-17 Antoine de Bourbon, King of Navarre and father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518)
  • 1563-02-24 Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44
  • 1563-08-18 Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)
  • 1563-12-29 Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)
  • 1565-06-12 Adrianus Turnebus, French classical scholar (b. 1512)
  • 1565-10-12 Jean Ribault, French explorer and colonizer (b. 1520)
  • 1565-10-22 Jean, Vicomte d'Aguisy Grolier de Servieres, French bibliophile (b. 1479)
  • 1566-04-25 Diane de Poitiers, mistress of French King Henry II, dies at 66
  • 1566-04-25 Louise Labé, French poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1566-07-02 Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist, dies at 62

Astrologer/Prophet Nostradamus
Astrologer/Prophet
Nostradamus
  • 1566-07-30 Guillaume Rondelet, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals, dies at 58
  • 1567-05-31 Pereguin de la Grange, French minister/martyr of Reform, dies
  • 1567-11-12 Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, Marshal of France, dies at 74
  • 1568-10-03 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
  • 1569-03-13 Louis Condé, French prince/co-leader of Hugenots, dies in Battle of Jarnac
  • 1569-05-27 Francois de Coligny, French general (Jarnac), dies
  • 1570-01-08 Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (bc. 1510)
  • 1571-01-09 Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)
  • 1571-10-04 Claude Togniel d'Espence, French theologist (Sorbonne), dies at 60
  • 1572-02-23 Pierre Certon, French composer
  • 1572-08-24 Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral and Huguenot leader, beheaded
  • 1572-08-24 Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris
  • 1572-08-24 Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)
  • 1572-08-24 Charles de Téligny, French Huguenot soldier (bc. 1535)
  • 1572-08-26 Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)
  • 1572-08-27 Claude Goudimel, French composer
  • 1573-03-13 Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman
  • 1574-05-30 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies
  • 1575-07-12 Renée/Renata de France, duchess of Ferara/daughter of Louis XII, dies
  • 1578-03-29 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (b. 1527)
  • 1581-09-30 Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
  • 1583-11-24 René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  • 1584-06-10 Francois-Hercule de Valois, French crown prince, dies at 28
  • 1585-06-04 Muretus (Marc Antoine de Muret), French humanist, dies at 59
  • 1588-11-01 Jean Daurat, French poet (b. 1508)
  • 1588-12-23 Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37
  • 1589-01-05 Catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69
  • 1589-07-01 Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
  • 1589-08-01 Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  • 1589-08-02 Henry III, king of Poland/France (1573-89), assassinated at 37
  • 1590-02-12 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1590-10-04 Cujacius, [Jacques Cujas], French lawyer, dies at about 68
  • 1590-12-20 Ambroise Paré, French physician (b. 1510)
  • 1591-01-07 Jacobus de Kerle, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 59
  • 1591-01-19 Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60
  • 1592-07-26 Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron, French soldier (b. 1524)
  • 1592-09-13 Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)
  • 1593-02-07 Jacques Amyot, French humanist/abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79
  • 1596-10-03 Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)
  • 1596-11-01 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)
  • 1597-07-20 Franciscus Raphelengius [French of Ravelingen], Neth publisher, dies
  • 1599-04-10 Gabrielle d'Estrée, mistress of King Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
  • 1602-02-19 Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (b. 1558)
  • 1602-10-23 Franciscus Junius, French/Neth calvinist theologist/vicar, dies at 57
  • 1602-10-30 Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)
  • 1603-11-16 Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies
  • 1603-12-13 François Viète, French mathematician dies in Paris (b. 1540)
  • 1604-03-13 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (b. 1537)
  • 1604-10-25 Claude de la Tremoille, French duke of Thouars/huguenot, dies
  • 1605-09-23 Pontus de Tyard, French poet
  • 1605-10-13 Theodore Beza, French theologian (b. 1519)
  • 1606-10-05 Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)
  • 1607-09-05 Pomponne de Bellièvre, chancellor of France (b. 1529)
  • 1609-01-21 Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68

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1610-05-14 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of Navarra (1572-1610) and France (1589-1610), assassinated at 56

  • 1610-05-27 François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)
  • 1611-06-08 Jean Bertaut, French poet (b. 1552)
  • 1611-10-03 Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (b. 1554)
  • 1612-07-29 Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
  • 1614-07-01 Isaac Casaubon, French-born classical scholar (b. 1559)
  • 1614-07-15 Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French historian and biographer (b. c.1540)
  • 1615-05-27 Marguerite de Valois, 1st Queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
  • 1615-09-01 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer (b. 1529)
  • 1615-12-02 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general
  • 1617-04-24 Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered
  • 1618-12-06 Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
  • 1619-07-02 Olivier de Serres, French farming pioneer (silkworms), dies
  • 1619-12-29 Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies
  • 1620-11-13 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65
  • 1621-06-08 Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (b. 1567)
  • 1621-07-10 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (b. 1571)