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The Death of King Henri II of France

The 31st of March 1519, at the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye in the actual department of the Yvelines was born  Henri de Valois, Duke of Orléans. Henri is the son of King François I and Claude de France and is the godson of the English monarch Henry VIII. Such a high birth called him for great deeds but not for reigning as a King of France since he had an older brother, the Dauphin François, Duke of Brittany.