Henry III of France

King of France and Poland

Henry III of France (September 19, 1551August 2, 1589) was a King of France and a member of the House of Valois. He was also a King of Poland.

Henry III of France


Henry was born in Fontainbleau, France, on September 19, 1551. His parents were Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici. He was Catherine de Medici's favourite son.


Henry was married to Louise of Lorraine on February 13, 1575. They had no children.


Henry died in Saint-Cloud, France, on August 2, 1589, after being stabbed with a knife. He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica. Henry was the last King of the Valois Dynasty. The next King was Henry IV of France, who was a member of the Bourbon Dynasty.