Francis II 1544-1560
Francis II was king of France from 1559 - 1560.
The Family of Francis II of France
Francis' mother was
Catherine de Médicis.
His father was French
King Henry II.
In 1558, Francis was married to
Mary Queen of Scots.
Mary's mother was French Mary de Guise.
This connection made the powerful and Catholic de Guise family
the rulers of France in
answered with the
Francis died young and was succeeded by
his brother Charles IX.
See also the
French kings on the
Governments in History page.