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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 consort of Scotland as a result of his marriage to 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 9,786,943 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Francis II of France is the 378th most popular politician (down from 190th in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from France (down from 86th in 2019) and the 43rd 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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Among politicians, Francis II of France ranks 378 out of 15,577Before him are Dido, Abdulmejid I, Zenobia, Galba, Alaric I, and Bhumibol Adulyadej. After him are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Decius, Willy Brandt, Alcibiades, Pompey, and Taejo of Joseon.

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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, Şah Sultan, Renata of Lorraine, Anna of Saxony, Maria Temryukovna, Giovanni Botero, Sigismund Rákóczi, and Maddalena Casulana. Among people deceased in 1560, Francis II of France ranks 1After him are Gustav I of Sweden, Philip Melanchthon, Andrea Doria, Anastasia Romanovna, Mary of Guise, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Joachim du Bellay, Jan Mandijn, Melchor Cano, and Nicolas Gombert.

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Among people born in France, Francis II of France ranks 160 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-François Millet (1814), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Jacques Cousteau (1910), Erik Satie (1866), Charles IX of France (1550), and Charles Baudelaire (1821). After him are Jacques Cartier (1491), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Charles the Bold (1433), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), and Henry II of England (1133).


Among politicians born in France, Francis II of France ranks 43Before him are Charles VIII of France (1470), Louis XI of France (1423), Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), Charles V of France (1338), and Charles IX of France (1550). After him are Henry II of England (1133), Philip VI of France (1293), Louis X of France (1289), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis VIII of France (1187), and Louis VII of France (1120).