Henri II (Valois) de France II

Henri (Valois) de France II (1519 - 1559)

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King Henri (Henri II) "Roi de France" de France II formerly Valois
Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Marseille, Provence, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hôtel des Tournelles, Paris, Île-de-France, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Mar 2015
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Categories: Valois-Angouleme | House of Valois | French Monarchs.

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Henri II (Valois) de France II was a member of aristocracy in Europe.
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Preceded by
François I
Roi de France
31 March 1547 - 10 July 1559
Succeeded by
Henri II



Henri II, Roi de France

Henry II (1519-59), king of France, succeeded his father, Francis I, in 1547. His wife was Catherine de Medici. His principal advisors were the Guises, and he greatly oppressed his Protestant subjects. His first war was with England in which he recovered Boulogne from the English. He was equally successful against the Emperor Charles V, and Calais was recovered (1558). In July 1559 Henry II died in Paris, from a wound received at a tournament. See Ranke?s Civil Wars and Monarchy in France, etc. (English trans. 1852-61).[1]


b. 31 March 1519 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France, France
d. 10 July 1559. Age 40 at Paris, FR.[2]
Internment: Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, FR
p. François I and Claude de Valois
House of Angoulême
Duc d'Orléans.
1547: Roi Henri II de France in 1547.


m. Catherine de Medici 28 Oct 1533.


  1. François II, Roi de France (16 Jan 1544 - 05 Dec 1560)
  2. Elizabeth de Valois (1545 - 1568)
  3. Claude de Valois (1547 - 1575)
  4. Louis de Valois (b.1549)
  5. Charles IX, Roi de France (27 Jun 1550 - 30 May 1574)
  6. Henri III, Roi de France (19 Sep 1551 - 02 Aug 1589)
  7. Marguerite d'Angoulême (14 May 1553 - 27 Mar 1615)
  8. Hercule François de Valois, Duc d'Alençon et Anjou (1554 - 1584)
  9. Victoire de Valois (b.1556)
  10. Jeanne de Valois (b.1556)



  1. World Wide Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1935
  2. Jousting wound.
  3. Duchesse de Valentinois
  4. See Catherine de Medici
  5. Illegitimate dau. James IV of Scotland.
  6. 1551: Affair
  7. Henry de Valois (1535-1590).
  8. Henri de Saint-Rémi
  9. Diane de France (b.1538 Paris)
  10. Wikipedia: Filippa Duci

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Images: 2
Henry II de Valois-Angoulême.
Henry II de Valois-Angoulême.

Henri de Valois Image 1
Henri de Valois Image 1


On 31 Aug 2018 at 17:08 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

Of France-290 and Valois-263 appear to represent the same person because: same person; please merge.

On 31 Aug 2018 at 17:06 GMT K. Anonymous wrote:

Of_France-290 is a duplicate of this profile and needs to be merged into it.

On 11 Apr 2015 at 04:56 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

De Valois-212 and Valois-263 appear to represent the same person because: From family relationships is intended to be the same person. Valois is the correct Last Name at Birth, based on European Aristocrat project naming standards.

Henri II is 25 degrees from Rosa Parks, 20 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 11 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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