Monthly Archives: September 2010

Gaspard de Coligny

Gaspard de Coligny (16 February 1519 – 24 August 1572), Seigneur (Lord) de Châtillon, was a French nobleman and admiral, best remembered as a disciplined Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion. Coligny came of a noble family of … Continue reading

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The Duke of Guise

Henry the first of Lorraine became the duke of guise in 1563. He claimed the throne after the death of his father Francoise. Henry vowed that he would avenge the death of his father which he held Coligny the admiral … Continue reading

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Charles IX of France

Charles Maximilian, the third son of Henry II of France and Catherine de’ Medici, was born on June 27, 1550. As a kid, his education spoiled him. The sucess of his brother, Duke of Anjou made him jealous, and he … Continue reading

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Catherine de’ Medici – Morgan Sloan

Catherine’s parents both died only a few months after she was born. In 1533 she married Henry II of France. Through the marriage she was queen consort of France from 1537-1559. Catherine was neglected as wife, and never allowed to … Continue reading

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Gaspard de Coligny

Gaspard de Coligny was from a noble family the Burgundies. His family had been traced back to the 11th century where they serviced King Louis Xl of France. His father served in the Italian Wars from 1494 to 1516 and … Continue reading

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Margaret Of Valois

Margaret Of Valois was the daughter Henry II of France and Catherine de Médicis. She lived from 1553 to 1615 and played an important role in the Saint Bartholomew day events. Although Margaret had swooned over the duc de Guise … Continue reading

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Margaret of France

St. Bartholomew’s Day The massacre was August 24th. Massacre of French Huguenots  (protestants) in Paris plotted by Catherine  de Medicis   and carried out by Roman  Catholic novels and other citizens. It was one event  in the series of civil wars … Continue reading

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King Henry of Navarre

King Charles IX of France proposed a marriage between Margaret of Valois, his 19 year old sister, and 19 year old King Henry of Navarre.  King Henry was raised a Calvinist by his father and was the leader of the … Continue reading

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homework Charles XI

Charles IX was born to the King and Queen of France, Henri III and Catherine de Medici on June 27, 1550, he was their third son. He was known as the Duke of Orleans until 1563, when his brother Francis … Continue reading

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Margaret of valois

The st. Bartholemew’s Day Massacre took place on august 23, 1572. It all started when Margaret of Valois and Henry IV decided to get married. Since Margaret was Catholic and Henry was Protestant they thought the wedding would make peace … Continue reading

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