Francis, Duke of Anjou

1555 - 1584

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Monsieur Francis, Duke of Anjou and Alençon (French: Hercule François; 18 March 1555 – 10 June 1584) was the youngest son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis, Duke of Anjou has received more than 893,469 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Francis, Duke of Anjou is the 1,872nd most popular politician (down from 1,830th in 2019).

Francis, Duke of Anjou is most famous for being the youngest son of King Henry III of France and Queen Margaret of Valois. He was also the brother of King Charles IX and King Henry IV.

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Among politicians, Francis, Duke of Anjou ranks 1,872 out of 15,710Before him are Tiglath-Pileser I, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Julia Drusilla, Michael the Brave, and Mohammed Daoud Khan. After him are Dihya, Sima Zhao, Otto Strasser, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Afonso II of Portugal, and Emperor Huizong of Song.

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Among people born in 1555, Francis, Duke of Anjou ranks 1After him are Ludovico Carracci, Edward Kelley, François de Malherbe, Johann Arndt, Naresuan, Konishi Yukinaga, Andreas Libavius, Louise de Coligny, Dong Qichang, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, and Giovanni Antonio Magini. Among people deceased in 1584, Francis, Duke of Anjou ranks 4Before him are Ivan the Terrible, William the Silent, and Charles Borromeo. After him are Yi I, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Jan Kochanowski, Balthasar Gérard, Marcantonio Colonna, Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, and Pieter Pourbus.

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