French History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 2,308

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

Historic Event

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 (only English monarch to wear both crowns)
  • 1434-04-14 The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid

Treaty of Interest

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

  • 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 Battle of Formigny: French defeat the English decisively in the Hundred Years' War, paving the way for the capture of English strongholds in Normandy
  • 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 Hundred Years' War
  • 1453-10-19 French retake Bordeaux following the Battle of Castillon
  • 1463-01-05 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris

Historic Event

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

Royal Coronation

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

Victory in Battle

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

  • 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

Treaty 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 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

  • 1513-06-06 Battle of Novara, the War of the League of Cambrai: the Swiss Confederacy defeat the French

Victory 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

Historic Event

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

Victory in Battle

1515-09-13 First day of two-day Battle of Marignano: Francis I's French army defeats Swiss army force near Milan

  • 1515-09-14 Battle at Marignano ends after two days in a French and Venetian victory over a Swiss army
  • 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

Treaty of Interest

1520-07-10 King Charles V France and King Henry VIII of England sign Treaty of Calais

  • 1521-04-22 French King Francois I declares war on Spain
  • 1521-11-19 Battle at Milan: Emperor Charles V's pontifical, Spanish and German troops beat French forces and 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

Historic Event

1534-05-10 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,962

  • 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)

Henry IIHenry II (1519-1559)

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

Catherine de' MediciCatherine de' Medici (1519-1589)

1519-04-13 Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons, born in Florence

  • 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)

Charles IXCharles IX (1550-1574)

1550-06-27 King of France (1560-74), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • 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)

Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France (1553-1610)

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

  • 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)

Samuel de ChamplainSamuel de Champlain (1567-1635)

1567-07-03 French explorer (Lake Champlain) and founder of Quebec City, born in Hiers-Brouage or La Rochelle, France

  • 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, French mathematician, inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, born in Ornans, France (d. 1637)
  • 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)
  • 1585-09-09 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, Savoyard grammarian and man of letters, born in Meximieux, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1650)
  • 1595-12-04 Jean Chapelain, French writer and poet (La Pucelle), born in Paris (d. 1674)

René DescartesRené Descartes (1596-1650)

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

  • 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)

Louis XIIILouis XIII (1601-1643)

1601-09-27 King of France (1610-43), born in Palace of Fontainebleau, France

  • 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 famous for tragedies (Sophonisbe) and comedies, born in Besançon, France (d. 1686)
  • 1604-08-04 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, born in Paris (d. 1676)
  • 1605-09-28 Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (Astronomia Philolaica) and mathematician, born in Loudun, Vienne, France (d. 1694)
  • 1605-10-16 Charles Coypeau Dassoucy, French poet and singer, born in Paris (d. 1677)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 2,496

  • 1305-04-04 Joan I, Queen of Navarre, Countess of Champagne and Queen of France as wife of Philip IV, dies allegedly in childbirth at 32
  • 1314-03-18 Jacques de Molay, French last Grand Master of The Knights Templar, dies burned at the stake aged 70 or 71

Philip IV of FrancePhilip IV of France (1268-1314)

1314-11-29 King of France (1285-1314) and Navarre (1284-1305) known as "the Handsome", dies of a cerebral stroke after a hunt at 46

  • 1316-06-05 Louis X, King of France (1314-16), dies at 26
  • 1316-11-19 Jean I, King of France and Navarre, (Nov 15-19, 1316), dies at 5 days old
  • 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 and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis at abut 55
  • 1396-09-25 Odard de Chasseron, French knight and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis
  • 1396-09-25 Philip of Bar, French knight and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis
  • 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)

John the FearlessJohn the Fearless (1371-1419)

1419-09-10 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)

Henry VHenry V (1387-1422)

1422-08-31 King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19), dies at 36 after being weakened by dysentery and heatstroke

  • 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

Joan of ArcJoan of Arc (1412-1431)

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

  • 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

Louis XILouis XI (1423-1483)

1483-08-30 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 known for his chansons, dies at about 62

Charles VIIICharles VIII (1470-1498)

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

  • 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)

Louis XIILouis XII (1462-1515)

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

  • 1518-08-16 Loyset Compère, French composer
  • 1522-10-30 Jean Mouton [de Hollingue], French composer, dies at about 63 [date of birth dispute]
  • 1522-11-14 Anne of France, French princess, daughter of King Louis XI and Regent of France (1483-91) for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority, dies at 61
  • 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 Francis 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
  • 1547-03-30 Francis I of Valois, King of France (1515-47), dies at 52

Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France (1494-1547)

1547-03-31 dies complaining about the weight of the crown at 52