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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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 finished item, which took four years and the labor of many workshop assistants to complete, was commissioned by the King of France, Francis I, in 1540.

    Cellini's Salt Cellar

  • The union lasted approximately three months, until his death; Louis was succeeded by his cousin Francis I, who was married to Louis' daughter Claude of France.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Founded by Cosimo I, built originally by George Vasari, and greatly enlarged by Francis I, who succeeded to the Grand Duchy in

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Second war between Charles V and Francis I, who had declared that the conditions of the peace of Madrid were extorted by force and hence void.


  • Giovanni de Verrazano, sent out by Francis I, probably explored the coast from Cape Fear to Newfoundland.

    2. Exploration and Settlement, 1500-1719

  • The LEAGUE OF COGNAC, a coalition of Francis I, the pope, Sforza, Venice, and Florence against Charles and the Spaniards.

    f. Italy

  • The new French king, Francis I, as deeply interested in Italy as his two predecessors and quite as adventurous, concluded an alliance with Henry VIII and Venice against the emperor Maximilian, the pope, Ferdinand, Milan, Florence, and the Swiss.

    f. Italy

  • The scenario runs thus: Catherine, born in Florence and raised in a convent there and in Rome, where her uncle, Giulio de Medici, was Pope Clement VII, was affianced to Henry, the second son of Francis I, king of France.

    Savoring The Past

  • Henry II, like his father, Francis I, favored quasi-military events as the focus of court festivities.

    Savoring The Past

  • But a revolt in Spain, wars with the French king, Francis I, and conflicts with the Ottoman Turks led to his long absence from Germany and kept him from proceeding effectively against the Lutherans, until it was too late.

    Early European History


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