Upon the death of Louis XII of France, his nephew Francis, Duke of
Angouleme succeeds as King Francis I. He was to rule until his
death in 1547, becoming an important patron of the arts and
architecture, as well as scandalising the Western world by his
diplomatic alliance with the Ottoman Empire.
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Editors. "Francis I succeeds to throne of France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14218, accessed 24 August 2017.]