Francis II of France (January 19, 1544 – December 5, 1560) was a King of France and a member of the House of Valois.
Francis was born in Fontainebleau, France, on January 19, 1544 . His parents were Henry II of France and Catherine of Medici.
Francis was married to Mary, Queen of Scots, on April 24, 1558. They had no children.
Francis died in Orleans, France, on December 5, 1560 because of an ear infection. He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica, next to King Charles IX of France.
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Coinage under Francis II, with the bust of his father Henri II
Francis of Lorraine, Duke of Guise. Pencil portrait by François Clouet.
The execution of the conspirators. Engraving by Jacques Tortorel and Jean Perrissin, 1569–1570
Portrait of Catherine de' Médici
Francis II died in Orléans, at the hôtel Groslot.