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a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 31 March 1547 until his death in 1559. The second son of Francis I, he became Dauphin of France upon the death of his elder brother Francis III, Duke of Brittany, in 1536. As a child, Henry and his elder brother spent over four years in captivity in Spain as hostages in exchange for their father. Henry pursued his father's policies in matter of arts, wars and religion. He persevered in the Italian Wars against the House of Habsburg and tried to suppress the Protestant Reformation, even as the Huguenot numbers were increasing drastically in France during his reign.
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03/31/1547- Henry II succeeds Francis I of France as king of France
02/05/1556-Kings Henry II and Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
11/07/1558-French king Henry II occupies Calais 
06/30/1559-Duke of Montgomery wounds king Henry II during tournament 
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Kings of France:

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Louis XII (1498-1515): a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1498 to 1515 and King of Naples from 1501 to 1504. Louis persevered in the...
Francis I of France (1515-1547): the first King of France from the Angoulême branch of the House of Valois, reigning from 1515 until his death. He was the son of Charles, ...
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