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King Francis I
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Biographical Information
IRL: History's King Francis I
Real Name: Francis of Valois
Title: King Francis I

Francis I of France

Born: 12 September 1494
Age: 52
Religion: Roman Catholic
Originally From: France
Wife: Claude, Duchess of Brittany

Eleanor of Austria

Parents: Charles d'Orléans (Father)

Louise of Savoy (Mother)

Family: Marguerite de Navarre (Sister)
Children: Duke Francis

King Henry
Queen Madeleine
Charles of Valois
Margaret of Valois

Affiliations: House of Valois
Physical Description
Gender: Male Male.png
Status: Deceased
Signature: Francis I's Signature.png
Character Information
First appearance: Long Live The King
Portrayed by: Mentioned

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Francis of Valois (Francis I) was the King of France, and the father of King Henry II and his brother Duke Francis. He traded his children freedom and safety for his own and sent them to Spain as prisoners for his own release.

Season 1

King Henry told his son how him and his older brother Duke Francis were traded by his own father in 1525 as replacement hostages and held in Spain by King Charles V for 4 years until Henry was about 10 years old.

Season 4

King Charles and Gideon Blackburn are at French Court talking about a Da Vinci painting. Charles's grandfather Francis of Valois purchased it while he was King.

Family Tree

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


  • Francis of Valois never appear on Reign.

Historical Notes

  • In 1524, King Francis I assisted the citizens of Lyon in financing the expedition to North America. On this expedition, they visited the present day New York City, naming it New Angoulême, and claimed Canada's Newfoundland for the French crown.
  • He and Catherine were very close, and actually preferred her over his own son, the future King Henry II.
  • His cousin, Princess Madeleine, was the mother of his beloved daughter-in-law, Catherine de' Medici.
  • King James, King Francis I of France, the young Prince Henry, and King Henry II of Navarre (Queen Jeanne's father) all went boar-hunting together in 1536, before King James' wedding to Princes Madeleine.

Related Pages

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King: Charles Valois Queen: Catherine de' Medici (Regent)
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Heir: Lands: Kingdom of France
Title(s): King of France · King Charles IX of France
Ancestors: King Francis I Valois of France
Current members: Queen Elisabeth · Princess Claude · Prince Henri · Princess Margaret · Sebastian ·
John Philip
Deceased members: Prince Louis · Princess Henriette · Princess Emone · King Henry · King Francis
Household: ·