Henry II of France

1519–1559, monarch of the House of Valois

Henry II of France (March 31, 1519July 10, 1559) was a King of France and a member of the House of Valois. Henry was crowned King in Rheims, France, on July 25, 1547.

Henry II of France

Birth change

Henry was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, on March 31, 1519. His parents were Francis I of France and Claude of France.

Marriage change

Henry was married to Catherine of Medici on October 28, 1533 when he was only 14 years old. Their children were:

Henry did not love Catherine of Medici. He spent most of his time with his mistress, who was called Diane de Poitiers.

Death change

Henry died on July 10, 1559 after a jousting accident. He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica. The next King was Francis II of France.