Thursday, April 22, 2004

Francis I

Also called  (until 1515) Francis Of Angoulême,  French  François D'angoulême  king of France (1515–47), the first of five monarchs of the Angoulême branch of the House of Valois. A Renaissance patron of the arts and scholarship, a humanist, and a knightly king, he waged campaigns in Italy (1515–16) and fought a series of wars with the Holy Roman Empire (1521–44).


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