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HENRI IV FRANCE - ANCESTRY

 

Henri III of Navarre's claim to the throne of France was through his father's male line back to Louis IX.

 

King Louis IX

(Born 1215, King from 1226, Died 1270)

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King Philippe III

The Valois Kings

Robert de Clermont

Louis de Bourbon

Jacques de Bourbon

Jean de Bourbon

Louis de Bourbon

Jean de Bourbon

Francois de Bourbon

Charles de Bourbon

Antoine de Bourbon

King Henri IV

(Born 1553, King from 1589, Died 1610)

Despite Henri of Navarre's apparent distance from the Valois line, he was in fact closely related to them, through his mother's line.

His maternal grandmother was Marguerite of Angouleme, sister of the Valois King Francois I (Born 1494, King 1516, Died 1547). They were the children of Charles of Orleans, Count of Angouleme and Louise of Savoy.

A picture of King Francois I of France

Francois I

Marguerite of Angouleme married Henri II of Albret, King of Navarre and their daughter, Jeanne D'Albret, became Queen of Navarre, before passing the throne of Navarre onto her son Henri III of Navarre.

 

A picture of Henri II of Albret, King on Navarre, Grandfather of King Henri III of Navarre / King Henri IV of France

Henri II of Navarre

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Marguerite of Angouleme

It was the son of the Valois King Francois I, King Henri II of France, who with Catherine de Medici, begat the French Kings, King Francois II, King Charles IX, King Henri III and Marguerite Valois, first wife of Henri III of Navarre.


 


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