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, Henry II King of France
DE MEDICI, Catherine
Francis Dauphin, then King of France


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Francis Dauphin, then King of France 1

  • Born: 1544
  • Marriage (1): STEWART, Mary Queen of Scots on 24 April 1558 1
  • Died: 1560

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Francis married Mary STEWART Queen of Scots, daughter of James V STEWART King of Scots and Marie DE LORRAINE, on 24 April 1558.1 (Mary STEWART Queen of Scots was born on 8 December 1542,1 died 8 February 1586(1587) in Fotheringay Castle, Northamptonshire, Scotland 1 and was buried in Peterborough, England, then Westminster Abbey, London, England 1.). The cause of her death was execution by beheading.

  Marriage Notes:

"Attempts were made by the English King, Henry VIII., to secure the young Queen's hand for his son (afterwards Edward VI.), and in pursuance of this policy his lieutenants invaded and ravaged Scotland. The last battle fought between Scots and English tookplace at Pinkie, near Edinburgh, 10 September 1547, and on 7 August 1548 Queen Mary was sent for safety to France. On 24 April 1558 she was married to the Dauphin Francis, son of Henry II. of France and Catherine de Medicis. On 10 July 1559 she became Queen of France by the accession of her husband as Francis., but her reign lasted little more than a year King Francis dying 5 December 1560. The widowed Queen Mary returned to Scotland on 19 August 1561"

from Scots Peerage (vol 1) 1


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

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