Françoise I

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Francis I of France
King of France (1494-1547)
Ushered in the Renaissance
Befriended Leonardo da Vinci, sat at his death-bed, acquired the Mona Lisa and other Da Vinci works so that even though da Vinci hails from Florence Italy, le Louvre holds the largest collection of his paintings

Succeed his cousin Louis XII as king of France in 1515

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Tomb at Saint Denis
tomb of François I and Claude de France

Francis I – the salamander king

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    Kings and Queens « Paris for the Holidays said:
    November 8, 2020 at 4:40 am

    […] Francois I (1494-1547) painted by Jean Clouet Francis I (reigned 1515–47) Used the Louvre as his Main Residence […]

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