Religious Wars in France

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Religious Wars in France: Catholics vs. Huguenots Kings from the Valois Family Henry II (died in 1559) o King of France 1547-1559, husband of Catherine de Medici & father of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III o Catherine de Medici Italian wife & queen of France’s King Henry II & mother of Francis II (died in 1560) o Married to Mary of Scots; member of the Guise Family Guise family was extremely catholic, family of French Catholic aristocrats who sought to seize the throne during the French Wars of Religion Queen of Scotland 1561-1567 and mother of King James I Charles IX (died in 1574) with no heir o Sickly narcotic and relied on the protestant leader Coligny Coligny: a French Admiral & Huguenot leader during French Wars of Religion murdered in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre Henry III (assassinated 1589, no heir) o Former elected king of Poland Huguenot Leaders Prince of Conde (military leader, killed in battle 1563)
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2010 for the course HIST 1335 taught by Professor Smart during the Spring '07 term at Trinity University.

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