France in Focus - Francis 1st: king, warrior and art lover
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Francis I of France & Eleanor of Austria - Beautifully Unfinished
Mary & Francis -The Queen of France and Scotland
Francis I was King of France from 1515 until his death in 1547. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He succeeded his cousin and father-in-law Louis XII, who died without a son. Francis was the ninth king from the House of Valois, the second from the Valois-Orléans branch, and the first from the Valois-Orléans-Angoulême branch.