Person:Henry I, Duke of Guise (1)

Henri I , duc de Guise
b.31 Dec 1550
Facts and Events
Name Henri I , duc de Guise
Gender Male
Birth[2] 31 Dec 1550
Marriage 1570 Paris, Paris, Franceto Catherine de Cleves
Death[1][2] 23 Dec 1588 Blois, Loir-et-Cher, FranceChâteau de Blois

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Henry I, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Guise, Count of Eu (31 December 1550 – 23 December 1588), sometimes called Le Balafré (Scarface), was the eldest son of Francis, Duke of Guise, and Anna d'Este. His maternal grandparents were Ercole d'Este II, Duke of Ferrara, and Renée of France.

In 1576 he founded the Catholic League to prevent the heir, King Henry of Navarre, head of the Huguenot movement, from succeeding to the French throne. A powerful opponent of the Queen Mother, Catherine de' Medici, he was assassinated by the bodyguards of her son, King Henry III.

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  1. Henry I, Duke of Guise, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anselme (de Sainte-Marie). Histoire généalogique de la maison royale de France, des pairs et grands officiers de la Couronne. (Paris: la Compagnie des Libraires, 1726-1733), 3:486-487.