About Francis I of France
Francis I of France is best remembered for being the King of France. He succeeded Louis XII in 1515 and ruled as King of France from that time until his death in 1547. His reign saw the beginning of the French Renaissance.
He was born to Louise of Savoy and Charles, Count of Angoulême. In 1514, he and his second cousin Claude of France got married. Claude bore him seven children, including Henry II, who succeeded him as King of France. After Claude’s death in 1524, he got married to Eleanor of Austria. He and Eleanor had no children.
He was nicknamed "Francis of the Big Nose" because of his long nose.
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Francis I of France's Popularity
Francis I of France was a famous King of France, who was born on September 12, 1494. As a person born on this date, Francis I of France is listed in our database as the 29th most popular celebrity for the day (September 12).
People born on September 12 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Francis I of France is the 954th most popular Virgo.
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