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a monarch of the House of Valois who was elected the monarch of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and ruled as King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the Valois dynasty. As the fourth son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, Henry was not expected to assume the throne of France. He was thus a good candidate for the vacant Commonwealth throne, and he was elected with the dual titles King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
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10/03/1569-Battle of Moncontour: Henry III, Duke of Anjou, beats Huguenots
05/30/1574- Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
06/18/1574-Polish/French King Henry III secretly leaves Poland after hearing of the death of his brother, Charles IX
07/07/1585-King Henry III and Henry I, Duke of Guise, signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots loose all freedoms
05/13/1588-French king Henry III flees Paris after the Day of the Barricades
07/11/1588-French king Henry III accept demands of Catholic League 
08/01/1589-Monk Jacques Clement mortally wounds French King Henry III in assassination attempt
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