François, Duke of Guise

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François, Duke of Guise Gender: M
François de Lorraine
born on 17 February 1519 Jul.Cal. (27 Feb 1519 greg.) at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Bar le Duc, France, 48n47, 5e10
Timezone LMT m5e10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°36' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°37 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°04'

Duke of Guise François (Portrait by François Clouet)


French general and politician, a prominent leader during the Italian War of 1551–1559 and French Wars of Religion, he was assassinated during the siege of Orleans in 1563. A facial scar sustained in battle earned him the nickname "Le Balafre."

He was the son of Claude, Duke of Guise (created Duke of Guise in 1527), and his wife Antoinette de Bourbon. His sister, Mary of Guise, was the wife of James V of Scotland and mother of Mary, Queen of Scots. His younger brother was Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine. He was the youthful cousin of Henri II of France, with whom he was raised.

In 1548 he was magnificently wedded to Anna d'Este, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara, Ercole II d'Este, and French princess, Renée, the daughter of Louis XII. They had seven children.

Guise was about to take Orléans from the Huguenot supporters of Condé when he was wounded on 18 February 1563 by the Huguenot assassin, Jean de Poltrot de Méré, and died six days later, bled to death by his surgeons, at Château Corney. He was 44.

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  • other kin relationship with Henri II, King of France (born 31 March 1519 Jul.Cal. (10 Apr 1519 greg.)). Notes: Close cousins
  • has other family relationship with Renée de France (born 29 October 1510 Jul.Cal. (8 Nov 1510 greg.)). Notes: Mother-in-law/ son-in-law


  • Death by Homicide 18 February 1563 Jul.Cal. (28 Feb 1563 greg.) (Age 44)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Le Cabinet historique: moniteur des bibliothèques et des archives, Volume 14 (Wittersheim, 1868), page 200: "L'an mil cinq cent dix-neuf, auant Pasques, par un ieudy, à six heures du matin, XVI° de febvrier, accoucha madame de Guise, d'un filz, et fut son premier, au chasteau de Bar-le-Duc."

(Translation: In the year one thousand five hundred and nineteen, at the time of Pasques, a Thursday, at six o'clock in the morning, XVI° of February, Madame de Guise gave birth to a son, her first, at the castle of Bar-le-Duc).

It was actually the 17th of February 1519 that was a Thursday in the Julian Calendar.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (House of Guise, France)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Anna d'Este)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Assassinated)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (General)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office