François I, King of France

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François I, King of France Gender: M
François d'Orléans
born on 12 September 1494 Jul.Cal. (21 Sep 1494 greg.) at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Cognac, France, 45n42, 0w20
Timezone LMT m0w20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Holliday
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°10 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 27°19'

King of France François I


French royalty, the successor of Louis XII in 1515. He carried on a bitter struggle for years with the Holy Roman Empire, pursuing the religious persecution of the Huguenots. Intelligent, extravagant and ambitious, Francis had elegant tastes and was a devoted patron of the renaissance.

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  • associate relationship with Farnese, Alessandro (born 7 October 1520 Jul.Cal. (17 Oct 1520 greg.)). Notes: Negotiated peace with Charles V
  • spouse relationship with Claude de France (born 13 October 1499 Jul.Cal. (22 Oct 1499 greg.))
  • (has as) devotee relationship with da Vinci, Leonardo (born 14 April 1452 Jul.Cal. (23 Apr 1452 greg.))


  • Death, Cause unspecified 31 March 1547 Jul.Cal. (10 Apr 1547 greg.) (Age 52)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Dana Holliday quotes the diary of his mom, Louise of Savoy for 10:30 PM (LAT) given by Desmond Seward, "Prince of the Renaissance," MacMillan, 1973. Francis Hackett, "Francis I," p.43, gives the date, September 12 OS "toward the close of day."

Sy Scholfield quotes 10pm in "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. 129: "Francois I. du nom, roy de France, . . . naquit à Cognac le 12. septembre 1494. sur les dix heures du soir..."

On 24/9/2014, the time was changed to 10pm following an email from S.C. who pointed out that "Seward's book says 10 PM from mother's journal." Scholfield then checked the 1974 edition of the book and found on page 14: "'Francois, by God's grace King of France and my own gentle Emperor, had his first experience of this world's light at Cognac about ten o'clock of the afternoon in 1494, on the twelfth day of September.' So wrote his mother, Louise de Savoie, in her journal." Scholfield then found the same data in the journal (in French), "Journal de Louise de Savoye, duchesse d'Angoulesme, d'Anjou et de Valois" (Foucault, 1820), p. 390: "François, par la grâce de Dieu, roi de France, et mon César pacifique, print la première expérience de lumière mondaine à Cognac, environ dix heures après midi 1494, le douzième jour de Septembre." The translation in English is given by Seward.


  • Traits : Personality : Ambitious
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy (Extravagant, elegant tastes)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (France)