French History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 2,319

  • 1429-06-11 Hundred Years' War: The start of the Battle of Jargeau (France)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1429-07-16 Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1435-09-21 Treaty of Arras (1435) signed between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy Philip the Good
Duke of Burgundy
Philip the Good
  • 1438-07-07 King Charles VII issues the Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges stating that a General Church Council with superior power to the Pope must be held every 10 years
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1464-06-19 French King Louis XI forms postal service

King of France Louis XI
King of France
Louis XI

  • 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

CrownRoyal Coronation

1483-05-14 Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles the Affable")

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII
  • 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 a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact.
  • 1492-11-09 Peace of Etaples between Henry VII of England and 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
  • 1499-02-09 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1499-10-06 French King Louis XII occupies Milan

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII

  • 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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba defeats a French force led by Louis d'Armagnac, Duke of Nemours
  • 1503-12-29 Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba defeats French forces in Italy, giving Spain control of the Kingdom of Naples

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1504-01-31 Under the Treaty of Lyon, French King Louis XII cedes Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon after defeat in the Italian War of 1499–1504

King of Aragon Ferdinand II of Aragon
King of Aragon
Ferdinand II of Aragon
King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII

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 the Alps
  • 1509-05-14 Battle of Agnadello, French forces under Louis XII defeat the 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 rescue Bologna, which was under siege from a combined Papal-Spanish army
  • 1512-02-16 Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
  • 1512-02-19 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia

Battle of InterestBattle of Ravenna

1512-04-11 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat the Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars

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The Battle of Ravenna, fought between forces of the Holy League and France
The Battle of Ravenna, fought between forces of the Holy League and France
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  • 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

King Francis I of France
Francis I of France
King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Pope Leo X
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 and Bourgondisch covenant
  • 1520-06-06 France and England sign treaty of Scotland
  • 1520-06-07 Field of the Cloth of Gold; meeting begins between English Henry VIII and King Francis I of France at Balinghem, France

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1520-07-10 King Charles V France and 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 of Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian force is 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 or wounded
  • 1526-03-17 French King Francis I freed from Spain
  • 1526-03-26 King Francis I returns from 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 sign the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in attempt to win 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 Charles 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 2,973

  • 1516-10-23 Charlotte of Valois, Princess of France as second daughter of King Francis I and his wife Claude, born in Château d'Amboise, France (d. 1524)
  • 1517-07-10 Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon and count of Beauvais, born in Châtillon-Coligny, France (d. 1571)
  • 1517-07-25 Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet and scientist, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1582)
  • 1517-08-20 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Spanish cardinal and viceroy of Naples (1571-75), born in Besançon, France (d. 1586)
  • 1518-08-08 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
  • 1519-02-16 Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
  • 1519-02-17 Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)

Person of interestHenry II

1519-03-31 Henry II, King of France (1547-59), born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris (d. 1559)

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • 1519-04-13 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons, born in Florence (d. 1589)
  • 1519-06-24 Theodore Beza, French Reformed Protestant theologian, born in Vezelay, Burgundy, Kingdom of France (d. 1605)
  • 1521-04-18 François de Coligny d'Andelot, French general (Jarnac) and Ruler of van Andelot, born in Châtillon-sur-Loing, France (d. 1569)
  • 1523-04-05 Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer, born in Saint-Pourçain, France (d. 1596)
  • 1523-06-05 Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1573)
  • 1523-09-11 Pierre de Ronsard, French poet, born in Couture-sur-Loir, Vendômois (d. 1585)
  • 1523-09-22 Charles de Bourbon, French cardinal, born in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France (d. 1590)
  • 1524-08-23 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer and diplomat (Anti-Tribonien), born in Paris (d. 1590)
  • 1526-04-12 Marc-Antoine de Muret, French humanist, born in Muret, France (d. 1585)
  • 1527-10-21 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)
  • 1528-01-07 Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre and mother of French King Henry IV
  • 1529-06-07 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters, born in Paris (d. 1615)
  • 1530-07-03 Claude Fauchet, French historian, born in Paris (d. 1601)
  • 1530-11-01 Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer, born in Sarlat-la-Canéda, Périgord, France (d. 1563)
  • 1533-02-28 Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher and essayist (Essais), born in Château de Montaigne, Aquitaine, France (d. 1592)
  • 1537-07-20 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer, born in Larroque-Magnoac, France (d. 1604)
  • 1539-11-01 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (Les Libertés de l’église gallicane), born in Troyes, France (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, King of France (1559-60) and husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, born in Château de Fontainebleau, France (d. 1560)
  • 1545-04-13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain, born in Fontainbleau, France (d. 1568)
  • 1545-05-01 Franciscus Junius, French-Dutch calvinist theologist and vicar, born in Bourges, France (d. 1602)
  • 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, born in Buhy, France (d. 1623)
  • 1550-01-31 Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader, (d. 1588)

Person of interestCharles IX of France

1550-06-27 Charles IX [Carl], King of France (1560-74), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1574)

  • 1551-09-19 Henry III, King of Poland and France (1573-89), born in Château de Fontainebleau, France (d. 1589)
  • 1552-02-08 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • 1553-04-30 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), born in Nomeny, Bar, France (d. 1601)

Person of interestHenry IV of France

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, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader, born in Alençon, France (d. 1611)
  • 1554-07-05 Elisabeth of Austria, Queen consort of France (1570-74), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1592)
  • 1555-09-23 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange
  • 1556-03-07 Guillaume du Vair, French writer and thinker, born in Paris (d. 1621)
  • 1556-03-18 Francois of Valois, French duke of Anjou, youngest son of French King Henry II and Catherine de' Medici, Duke of Brabant, (d. 1584)
  • 1556-11-15 Jacques Davy Duperron, French Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Saint-Lô, Normandy, France (d. 1618)
  • 1557-05-05 Emanuel Philibert de Lalaing, Baron of Montigny and Marquis of Renty, born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1590)
  • 1557-09-16 Jacques Mauduit, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1627)
  • 1558-09-09 Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier, born in Nomeny, Meurthe-et-Moselle (d. 1602)
  • 1558-10-12 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, born in Riom, France (d. 1651)
  • 1566-11-06 Julien Perrichon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1600)
  • 1567-04-26 Nicolas Formé, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1638)

Person of interestSamuel de Champlain

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 and founder of the Society of the Sisters of Saint Ursula of the Blessed Virgin, born in Dijon, France (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, born in Palazzo Pitti, Florence (d. 1642)
  • 1575-02-04 Pierre de Barulle, French cardinal
  • 1579-04-12 François de Bassompierre, marshal of France, born in Haroué, France (d. 1646)
  • 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, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1659)
  • 1580-12-01 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • 1581-04-24 Vincent de Paul, French Roman Catholic Saint, born in Pouy, Gascony, France (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 writer and poet (Euphormio's Satyricon), born in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France (d. 1621)
  • 1582-11-27 Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar, born in Agen, France (d. 1651)
  • 1583-02-23 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
  • 1585-01-06 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, Savoyard grammarian, born in Meximieux, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1650)
  • 1585-09-09 Armand Jean du Plessicide de Richelieu, premier of France (1624-42), born in Paris (d. 1642)
  • 1585-10-28 Cornelius Jansen, French Roman Catholic reform leader (Jansenism), born in Acquoy, County of Holland, Dutch Republic (d. 1638)
  • 1588-04-15 Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise], French linguist, born in Semur-en-Auxois, France (d. 1653)
  • 1588-05-28 Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France, born in Paris (d. 1672)
  • 1588-09-01 Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • 1588-09-08 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), born in Oizé, Maine, France (d. 1648)
  • 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-Marie-Angélique Arnauld, French abbess (Port-Royal de Paris), born in Paris (d. 1661)
  • 1592-07-10 Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist, born in Marseille, France (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, born near Les Andelys, France (d. 1665)
  • 1595-01-06 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters, born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France (d. 1650)
  • 1595-12-04 Jean Chapelain, French writer and poet (La Pucelle), born in Paris (d. 1674)

Person of interestRené Descartes

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

Philosopher René Descartes
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 and painter, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1688)
  • 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 Le Havre, France (d. 1667)
  • 1601-09-22 Anna of Austria, Spanish princess, Austrian archduchess, Queen of France as wife of Louis XIII and regent of France (1643-51) for her son Louis XIV, born in Benavente Palace, Valladolid, Spain (d. 1666)

Person of interestLouis XIII

1601-09-27 Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), born in Palace of Fontainebleau, France (d. 1643)

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • 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, born in Brussels, Belgium (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, born in Paris (d. 1685)
  • 1604-04-05 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (1624-75), born in Nancy, France (d. 1675)
  • 1604-05-10 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • 1604-08-04 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, born in Paris (d. 1676)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 2,513

  • 1302-07-11 Robert II, Count of Artois and French soldier, dies in the Battle of the Golden Spurs at 51
  • 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 Prince Louis, Count of Évreux, son of King Philip III of France, dies at 43
  • 1322-01-03 Philip V, the Tall, King of France (1316-22), dies
  • 1322-01-12 Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III and Queen consort of France (1274-85), dies at 67
  • 1325-12-16 Charles, Count of Valois (1284-1325), son of King Philip III of France, founder of the French royal house of Valois, dies at 55
  • 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 at 33
  • 1349-09-11 Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (b. 1315)
  • 1350-08-22 Philip VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies at about 57
  • 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
  • 1360-09-29 Joan I, Countess of Auvergne, queen of France (1350-60), dies at 34
  • 1361-06-09 Philippe de Vitry, French composer and 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)
  • 1404-10-15 Marie of Valois, Princess of France, dies at 60
  • 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 at the Battle of Agincourt
  • 1415-10-25 Robert of Bar, French knight, dies at the Battle of Agincourt
  • 1416-07-15 John, Duke of Berry, French art collector and third son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxemburg, dies at 75
  • 1418-06-12 Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Constable of France (b. 1360)
  • 1419-09-10 John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (1404-19), assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France at 48
  • 1420-08-09 Pierre d'ailly [Peter de Alliaco], French theologist and 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 "the Well Beloved", King of France (1380-1422), dies at 54
  • 1429-07-12 Jean de Gerson, French theologian (Theologica mystic), dies at 65

BattleJoan of Arc

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, who ruled during her husband's periods of insanity, dies at about 65
  • 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
  • 1463-11-29 Marie of Anjou, Queen of France (1422-61), dies at 59
  • 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

Person of interestLouis XI

1483-08-30 Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60

King of France Louis XI
King of France
Louis XI
  • 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 known for his chansons, dies at about 62

Person of interestCharles VIII

1498-04-07 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98) who invaded Italy, dies at 27 after hitting his head on a door lintel

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII
  • 1501-05-22 Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
  • 1505-02-04 Joan of France, Queen of France (1498) and Catholic saint who founded several religious orders, 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)

Person of interestLouis XII

1515-01-01 Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515), dies at 52

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII
  • 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 and heretic, burned at stake
  • 1530-04-18 Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at ~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 (co-founder of Society of Jesus), dies at 39
  • 1546-08-03 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer, dies on his 37th birthday