Henry II of France

1519 - 1559

Henry II of France

Henry II (French: Henri II; 31 March 1519 – 10 July 1559) was King of France from 31 March 1547 until his death in 1559. The second son of Francis I, he became Dauphin of France upon the death of his elder brother Francis III, Duke of Brittany, in 1536. As a child, Henry and his elder brother spent over four years in captivity in Spain as hostages in exchange for their father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry II of France has received more than 4,503,157 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 200th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Henry II of France ranks 198 out of 14,801Before him are Septimius Severus, Suleiman II, Harald V of Norway, Frederick the Great, Leonidas I, and Enver Hoxha. After him are Eva Perón, Harald Fairhair, Anwar Sadat, Slobodan Milošević, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, and Klemens von Metternich.

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Among people born in 1519, Henry II of France ranks 2Before him is Catherine de' Medici. After him are Pope Innocent IX, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francis, Duke of Guise, Gaspard II de Coligny, Isabella Jagiellon, Theodore Beza, Occhiali, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Antonis Mor, and Andrea Cesalpino. Among people deceased in 1559, Henry II of France ranks 1After him are Pope Paul IV, Christian II of Denmark, Christian III of Denmark, Isabella Jagiellon, Beyhan Sultan, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Michele Sanmicheli, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, Robert Estienne, and Benvenuto Tisi.

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Among people born in France, Henry II of France ranks 87 out of 4,109Before him are Marcel Duchamp (1887), Francis II of France (1544), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Auguste and Louis Lumière (null), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864). After him are Peter Abelard (1079), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Pope Urban II (1042), Rudolf Diesel (1858), Louis Braille (1809), and Louis XII of France (1462).


Among politicians born in France, Henry II of France ranks 22Before him are Caracalla (188), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), Charles X of France (1757), and Francis II of France (1544). After him are Louis XII of France (1462), Louis XVII of France (1785), Louis Philippe I (1773), Georges Danton (1759), Philip II of France (1165), and Louis XI of France (1423).

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