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Character French Male Royal Dauphin of France Prince Deceased Season 1
Duke Francis
Duke Francis III
Biographical Information
In History: Francis III, Duke of Brittany
Title: Duke of Brittany

Dauphin of France

Born: February 28, 1518
Died: August 10, 1536
Age: 18
Height: 5'8
Gender: Male Male
Status: Deceased
Religion: Roman Catholic
Originally From: Amboise, France
Current Location: Saint-Denis, France
Affiliations: House of Valois
Relationship Information
Parents: Francis I(Father)

Claude of France † (Mother)

Family: Henry II(Brother)

Catherine de' Medici (Sister-in-law)

Character Information
First Appearance: Liege Lord
Last Appearance: Slaughter of Innocence
Portrayed By: Brendan Cox
GALLERY


"Give them time to tell their sins and due penance. Let their souls be wiped clean. God likes that best. Everyone wants to confess."
Duke Francis

Duke Francis was the Duke of Brittany and the next in-line to be King of France, until his premature death at 18 when he died a week after collapsing in the middle of a tennis match. He was succeeded by his younger brother, Henry.

Biography[]

Early Life[]

A young King Henry and himself were indeed traded by their own father, the King of France in 1525 as replacement hostages and held in Spain by King Charles V for 3 years until Francis was about 11 years old.

Raised to be the next king of France until his death as a teenager when he was 18 after drinking water during a tennis match.

Season 1[]

Liege Lord - (Witnessed)
King Henry saw an image of his brother holding a tennis racket and in a white shirt briefly while in The Throne Room.

Toy Soldiers - (Witnessed)
King Henry saw another image of his brother while he was in his chambers.

No Exit - (Witnessed)
Henry again saw his brother looking at him while he was in his room.

Long Live The King
Francis watched as Henry confessed his plan to kill his son and take his wife as his Queen. They would then take England together.

Slaughter of Innocence
Francis advised his brother to let the guilty confess their since when he had gathered the court at dawn.

He was in Henry's room while he was dying. He was asked by Henry for forgiveness for killing him when he was younger. Francis held out his hand for his brother to come with him, into the light.

Family Tree[]

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
King Francis I
   
   
Claude of France
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Duke Francis
   
   
King Henry
   
   
Queen Catherine
   
   
Madeleine of Valois
   
   
Charles of Valois
   
   
Margaret of Valois
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
King Francis
   
   
Mary Stuart
   
   
Queen Elisabeth
   
   
King Philip
   
   
Princess Claude
   
   
Luc Narcisse
   
   
King Charles
   
   
Prince Henri
   
   
Princess Margot
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
John Philip
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Prince Don Carlos

Trivia[]

Historical Notes[]

  • Duke Francis of France was engaged to Princess Mary Tudor of England when he was a small child.
  • A young King Henry II and himself were indeed traded by their own father in 1525 as replacement hostages and held in Spain by King Charles V for 3 years until Francis was about 11 years old.
  • His younger brother Henry married Catherine de' Medici before a wife was decided upon for him.
  • He was indeed to be King of France but died after a tennis match at 18 years old. He was rumored to be poisoned.

Appearances[]

Season One
Pilot Snakes in the Garden Kissed Hearts and Minds A Chill in the Air Chosen Left Behind Fated For King and Country Sacrifice Inquisition
Royal Blood Consummation Dirty Laundry The Darkness Monsters Liege Lord No Exit Toy Soldiers Higher Ground Long Live the King Slaughter of Innocence

Family Tree[]

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
King Francis I
   
   
Claude of France
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Duke Francis
   
   
King Henry
   
   
Queen Catherine
   
   
Madeleine of Valois
   
   
Charles of Valois
   
   
Margaret of Valois
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
King Francis
   
   
Mary Stuart
   
   
Queen Elisabeth
   
   
King Philip
   
   
Princess Claude
   
   
Luc Narcisse
   
   
King Charles
   
   
Prince Henri
   
   
Princess Margot
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
John Philip
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Prince Don Carlos

References[]

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