Francis II of France

1544 - 1560

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Francis II (French: François II; 19 January 1544 – 5 December 1560) was King of France from 1559 to 1560. He was also King of Scotland as the husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, from 1558 until his death in 1560. He ascended the throne of France at age 15 after the accidental death of his father, Henry II, in 1559. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis II of France has received more than 10,663,743 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Francis II of France is the 433rd most popular politician (down from 375th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from France (down from 160th in 2019) and the 49th most popular French Politician.

Francis II of France was King of France from 1559 to 1560. He ascended the throne of France upon the death of his father, Henry II, who had ruled France for over 20 years. Francis II is most famous for his marriage to Mary Queen of Scots, which led to his deposition and execution.

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Over the past year Francis II of France has had the most page views in the with 704,575 views, followed by French (211,415), and Russian (93,279). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Wu Chinese (394.17%), Danish (179.23%), and Swedish (115.81%)


Among politicians, Francis II of France ranks 433 out of 19,576Before him are Maximilian I of Mexico, Louis VIII of France, Augustus II the Strong, George V, Horemheb, and Pompey. After him are Servius Tullius, Björn Ironside, Severus Alexander, Arcadius, Osman III, and Jiang Zemin.

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Among people born in 1544, Francis II of France ranks 1After him are William Gilbert, Torquato Tasso, Ismihan Sultan, Gevherhan Sultan, Renata of Lorraine, Maria Temryukovna, Şah Sultan, Anna of Saxony, Maddalena Casulana, Gillis van Coninxloo, and Giovanni Botero. Among people deceased in 1560, Francis II of France ranks 1After him are Gustav I of Sweden, Philip Melanchthon, Andrea Doria, Mary of Guise, Anastasia Romanovna, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Joachim du Bellay, Stańczyk, Jan Mandijn, and Melchor Cano.

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Among people born in France, Francis II of France ranks 180 out of 6,770Before him are Pope Urban V (1310), Annie Ernaux (1940), Louis VII of France (1120), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Louis VIII of France (1187), and Camille Saint-Saëns (1835). After him are Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Georges Seurat (1859), Carlo Buonaparte (1746), Louis Daguerre (1787), Henri Rousseau (1844), and Pope Clement VI (1291).


Among politicians born in France, Francis II of France ranks 49Before him are Henry II of England (1133), Georges Pompidou (1911), Philip VI of France (1293), Edward IV of England (1442), Louis VII of France (1120), and Louis VIII of France (1187). After him are Louis X of France (1289), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Letizia Ramolino (1750), and Nicolas Sarkozy (1955).