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Henrietta Maria of France

1609 - 1669

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Henrietta Maria (French: Henriette Marie; 25 November 1609 – 10 September 1669) was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from her marriage to King Charles I on 13 June 1625 until Charles was executed on 30 January 1649. She was mother of his sons Charles II and James II and VII. Contemporaneously, by a decree of her husband, she was known in England as 'Queen Mary', but she did not like this name and signed her letters "Henriette R" or "Henriette Marie R" (the "R" standing for regina, Latin for "queen").Henrietta Maria's Roman Catholicism made her unpopular in England, and also prohibited her from being crowned in a Church of England service; therefore, she never had a coronation. She immersed herself in national affairs as civil war loomed, and in 1644, following the birth of her youngest daughter, Henrietta, during the height of the First English Civil War, was compelled to seek refuge in France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henrietta Maria of France has received more than 1,870,304 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Henrietta Maria of France is the 117th most popular companion (up from 120th in 2019), the 569th most popular biography from France (up from 579th in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Companion.

Henrietta Maria of France is most famous for being the wife of King Charles I of England.

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Among companions, Henrietta Maria of France ranks 117 out of 673Before her are Maria Amalia of Saxony, Bianca Maria Sforza, Sawda bint Zamʿa, Frederica of Hanover, Caroline of Baden, and Anne of Bohemia and Hungary. After her are Gala Dalí, Carlos, Prince of Asturias, Zainab bint Muhammad, Umm Kulthum bint Muhammad, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, and Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1609, Henrietta Maria of France ranks 3Before her are Frederick III of Denmark and John II Casimir Vasa. After her are Judith Leyster, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Kâtip Çelebi, Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, and Maria Gonzaga, Duchess of Montferrat. Among people deceased in 1669, Henrietta Maria of France ranks 3Before her are Rembrandt and Pope Clement IX. After her are Pietro da Cortona, François l'Olonnais, Maria Miloslavskaya, Antonio Cesti, Louis, Duke of Vendôme, François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, Arnold Geulincx, Antonio Bertali, and Johannes Cocceius.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henrietta Maria of France ranks 569 out of 6,011Before her are Gaston Bachelard (1884), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Boris Vian (1920), Jules Michelet (1798), and Richard Clayderman (1953). After her are Peter the Hermit (1050), Syagrius (430), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), François Arago (1786), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), and Paul Dukas (1865).

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Among companions born in France, Henrietta Maria of France ranks 12Before her are Elisabeth of Valois (1545), Isabella of France (1295), Claude of France (1499), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), Brigitte Macron (1953), and Emma of Normandy (985). After her are Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), Marie of Anjou (1404), Catherine of Valois (1401), Agnès Sorel (1422), Julie Clary (1771), and Isabella of Angoulême (1188).