Francis I of France

King Francis I of France Full Name: Francis I of France
Nationality: French

Profession: King

Born: September 12, 1494
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cognac, France

Died: March 31, 1547 (aged 52)
Cause of Death: It is said that "he died complaining about the weight of a crown that he had first perceived as a gift from God"

Historical Events in the Life of Francis I of France

  • 1515-01-01 Francis, Duke of Angouleme succeeds King Louis XII as Francis I of France
  • 1524-03-19 Giovanni de Varrazano, a Florentine explorer in the service of King Francis I of France, lands around area of Carolinas
  • 1526-01-14 Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy & Flanders
  • 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
  • 1541-01-15 King Francis I of France commissions Jean-Francois Roberval to settle the province of New France
  • 1544-09-18 Peace of CrĂ©py signed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I ending the Fourth Hapsburg-Valois War

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