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  • Francis I 1494-1547. King of France (1515-1547) who waged four wars against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V from 1521 to 1544. A patron of the arts, he reigned during the Renaissance in France.

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  • 'The field was the meeting place at Guines, France, in June 1520, of Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France.

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  • The parlements in most cases took energetic measures against the innovators, although in certain quarters the latter found protectors -- especially Margaret of Valois, sister of King Francis I and wife of Henry d'Albret, King of Navarre.

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  • Leo X understood the danger when the victory of Marignano opened to Francis I the road to Rome.

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  • Ballay negotiated between Henry VIII and Clement VII in an attempt to prevent England's break with the Holy See, and, when in 1536 the troops of Charles V threatened Picardy and Champagne, he received from Francis I the title of Lieutenant-General of the Kingdom and placed Paris in a state of defence.

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  • Madrid, the "Madonna of the Rose" (or "La Perla") of the same museum, the "St. Michael" of the Louvre, and the "Holy Family" known as that of Francis I (all these belong to the years 1516-18).

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  • Francis I entrusted him with several important missions; in 1529 he accompanied Louise de Savoie to Cambrai and concluded peace with Charles V.

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  • The books were condemned by the University of Paris, an act which was made the subject of debate in the French Parliament, until Francis I interposed by appointing a committee to listen to a disputation between Ramus and his principal opponent, Anthony of

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  • He was apprenticed to a barber at an early age, became barber-surgeon at the Hôtel-Dieu, Paris, surgeon in the army of Francis I (1536-38), re-enlisted on the reopening of hostilities (1542-44), and in 1545 began the study of anatomy at Paris, under François-Jacques Dubois (Sylvius).

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  • If he had really been part of a powerful underground network of some kind, his influential patrons—such as Lorenzo de Medici and Francis I of France—may also have been implicated.

    The Templar Revelation

  • As early as 1528, Francis I had appealed to Solyman II to restore to the Christians of Jerusalem a church which the Turks had converted into a mosque.

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