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Francis I of France
Francis I was King of France from 1515 until his death. During his reign, huge cultural changes took place in France and he has been called France's original Renaissance monarch...
Timeline of Events
1515
1.1.1515
King Francis I of France succeeds to the French throne.
1516
8.13.1516
The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
1532
6.23.1532
Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
1534
7.24.1534
French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
1539
1.12.1539
Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.