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
Reference Number? Q313700?

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Henry I, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Guise, Count of Eu (31 December 1550 – 23 December 1588), sometimes called ('Scarface'), was the eldest son of Francis, Duke of Guise, and Anna d'Este. His maternal grandparents were Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and Renée of France. Through his maternal grandfather, he was a descendant of Lucrezia Borgia and Pope Alexander VI.

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 key figure in the French Wars of Religion, he was one of the namesakes of the War of the Three Henrys. A powerful opponent of the queen mother, Catherine de' Medici, Henry was assassinated by the bodyguards of her son, King Henry III.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Henry I, Duke of Guise. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
  1. Henry I, Duke of Guise, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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)