Francis I of France

King of France (1494-1547)

Francis I (12 September 149431 March 1547) was King of France from 1515 until his death in 1547.

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  • De toutes choses ne m'est demeuré que l'honneur et la vie qui est saulve.
    • Of all I had, only honour and life have been spared.
    • Letter to his mother, Louise of Savoy, after his defeat and capture by Chares Vat Pavia, 24 February 1525
  • Souvent femme varie,
    Mal habil qui's fie
    • Woman is often fickle,
      Foolish the man who trusts her.
    • Couplet scratched by the King on the glass of a window at chambord. Quoted in Vincent Cronin Louis XIV, p. 175, 1964

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  • A good Prince ought to make his passions subservient to the interest of his country, for all things are either good or bad for him as they regard his people; but Francis had been bred up with different sentiments from these, flattery the bane of all princes had poisoned his mind; he instead of regarding the affairs of his country, totally gave himself to pleasure, which was the reason all his military operations met with such frequent delays.

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