François, Duke of Anjou

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François, Duke of Anjou Gender: M
Hercule François de France
born on 18 March 1555 Jul.Cal. (28 Mar 1555 greg.) at 09:45 (= 09:45 AM )
Place Fontainebleau, France, 48n24, 2e42
Timezone LMT m2e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°50' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°49 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 00°26'

Duke of Anjou François


French royalty, the youngest son of Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici. An attractive child, he was unfortunately scarred by smallpox at age eight, and had a slightly deformed spine. In 1574, following the death of his brother Charles IX of France and the accession of his other brother Henry III of France, he became heir to the throne. In 1576, he was made Duke of Anjou, Touraine, and Berry. In 1579, arrangements began to be made for marrying him to Elizabeth I of England. He was 24 and Elizabeth was 46. They flirted but he never married, dying 10 June 1584.

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  • child->parent relationship with Medici, Catherine de (born 13 April 1519 Jul.Cal. (23 Apr 1519 greg.))
  • sibling relationship with Louis of Valois (born 3 February 1549 Jul.Cal. (13 Feb 1549 greg.))


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Histoire de la Maison Royale de France, et des grands officiers de la Couronne" by Anselme de Sainte-Marie, Ange de Sainte-Rosalie (libr. associés, 1726), p. 135: "né le lundi 18 mars 1554 [sic] à neuf heures trois quarts du matin." The year is a mistake: should be 1555.


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Valois-Angoulême)