King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France)1,2

M, #6462, b. 13 December 1553, d. 14 May 1610
Father*Antoine de Bourbon1 b. 22 Apr 1518, d. 17 Nov 1562
Mother*Queen Jeanne D'Albret (of Navarre)1 b. 7 Jan 1528, d. 9 Jun 1572
Relationship8th cousin 14 times removed of Robert Michael Damon
Reference1VG5-QBS

Names and TItles

Variation: Henry of Navarre.1
Titled: King of Navarre (Henry) between 1572 and 1610.1
Titled: King of France (Henry IV) between 1589 and 1610.1
     King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) was born on 13 December 1553 in Pau, Navarre, France, to, son of Antoine de Bourbon and Queen Jeanne D'Albret (of Navarre).1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) was the son of Antoine de Bourbon and Queen Jeanne D'Albret (of Navarre).1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) married Margaret (of Valois).1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) married Marie de Medici, daughter of Duke Francesco de Medici of Tuscany and Archduchess Johanne (of Austria), on 17 January 1600 in Lyons, Rhone, France.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) died on 14 May 1610 in Paris, France, at age 56.1 He was buried in St. Denis, France.1
     Henry IV, 1553-1610, king of France (1589-1610) and, as Henry III, king of Navarre (1572-1610) , was the first BOURBON monarch of France. Raisedas a Protestant, he became (1569) the nomina l head of the Huguenots. To save himself from the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre (1572), Henry renounced his faith. He returned to Protestantism in 1576, however, and led a combined force of Protestants and moderate Catholics against Henry III and the Catholic League (for the resulting conflict see under Henry III, above). Henry became heir to the throne in 1584 and became king after Henry III was assassinated (1589). He defeated the Catholic Leagueat Arques (1589) and Ivry (1590) but abandoned the siege of Paris when the league received aid from Spain. In 1593 Henry again abjured Protestantism, allegedly with the remark Paris is well worth a Mass. He entered the city in 1594, and his conciliatory policy soon won him general support. He waged a successful war (1595-98) against Spain, and by the Edict of NANTES (1598) established political rights and a measureof religious freedom for the Huguenots. The rest of his reign was spent restoring order, industry, and trade. He was assassinated by a fanatic, François Ravaillac. In 1600 Henry had married MARIE DE' MEDICI, and he was succeeded by their son LOUIS XIII. Henry IV's gallantry, wit, and concern for the common people have become legendary. Source from Hills/Hatcher Family Tree on World Connect.1 Henry IV 'The Great''s father Antoine de Bourbon died on 17 November 1562 in Les Andelys, Normandie, France.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) became King of Navarre, in 1572.1 Henry IV 'The Great''s mother Queen Jeanne D'Albret (of Navarre) died on 9 June 1572 in Paris, France.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) became King of France in 1589.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) became the father of King Louis XIII (of France) on 27 September 1601.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) became the father of Elizabeth de Bourbon on 22 November 1602.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) became the father of Marie Christine (of France) on 10 February 1606.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) became the father of Prince Nicolas (of France) on 16 April 1607.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) became the father of Gaston (of Orleans) on 25 April 1608.1 King Henry IV 'The Great' (of France) became the father of Princess Henriette Marie (of France) on 25 November 1609.1

Family 2

Marie de Medici b. 26 April 1573, d. 3 July 1642
Children
ChartsEnglish Royalty
English Royalty (Indented)
Last Edited24 Apr 2018

Citations

  1. [S227] Samuel H. Sloan, ROYALFAM.GED (461 Peachstone Terrace, San Rafael CA: n.pub.). There are some wild errors in the data.
  2. [S124] The Tudors / The Stuarts, online http://www.royal.gov.uk/history/trees/stuarts.pdf