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Henry II of France

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. Henry pursued his father's policies in matters of art, war, and religion. He persevered in the Italian Wars against the House of Habsburg and tried to suppress the Protestant Reformation, even as the Huguenot numbers were increasing drastically in France during his reign.

The Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis (1559), which put an end to the Italian Wars, had mixed results: France renounced its claims to territories in Italy, but gained certain other territories, including the Pale of Calais and the Three Bishoprics. In addition, even if the Habsburgs maintained a position of primacy, France managed to change the European balance of power by forcing Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor to abdicate during the Eighth Italian War and divide the Habsburg Empire between Spain and Austria.

Henry suffered an untimely death in a jousting tournament held to celebrate the Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis. The king's surgeon, Ambroise Paré, was unable to cure the infected wound inflicted by Gabriel de Montgomery, the captain of his Scottish Guard. He was succeeded in turn by three of his sons, whose ineffective reigns helped to spark the French Wars of Religion between Protestants and Catholics.

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Diane de Poitiers

Diane de Poitiers

Diane de Poitiers (3 September 1499 – 25 April 1566) was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of kings Francis I and Henry II.

She wielded much influence and power at the French court as King Henry's chief mistress. She continued in this role until Henry was mortally wounded in a tournament accident. During that tournament his lance wore her favour (ribbon), rather than his wife's.

Poitiers is subject of paintings by François Clouet as well other anonymous painters.

Diane was also immortalised in a statue by Jean Goujon.

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Henry II of France

Henry II of France
 

Filippa Duci

Filippa Duci

Filippa Duci (French - Philippa Desducs; 1520, Moncalieri, Piedmont – before October 1586, near Tours), dame de Couy, was a French (originally Italian) courtesan. She was the mother of Diane de France.

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Henry II of France

Henry II of France
 

Lady Janet Stewart

Lady Janet Stewart

Janet Stewart, Lady Fleming (17 July 1502 – 20 February 1562), called la Belle Écossaise (French for 'the Beautiful Scotswoman'), was a Scottish courtier. She was an illegitimate daughter of King James IV of Scotland who served as governess to her half-niece Mary, Queen of Scots. Janet was briefly a mistress of King Henry II of France, by whom she had a legitimated son: Henri d'Angoulême. Her daughter, Mary Fleming, was one of the young queen's "Four Marys".

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Henry II of France

Henry II of France
 

Nicole de Savigny

Nicole de Savigny (1535–1590) was a French noblewoman. She was a mistress to Henry II of France in 1556–57.

De Savigny was the daughter of Georges II of Savigny and his first wife, Nicole d'Haussonville. She had a child with the king, Henry de Saint-Rémy (1557−1621).

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