The Dauphin Francis dies (52 words)

Historical Context Note

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The French Dauphin, Francis de Valois, dies aged 18. Between the ages of eight and eleven he spent three years in the captivity of Charles V in Madrid in the wake of the Battle of Pavia, an experience that changed him permanently and probably gave him the tuberculosis that eventually claimed his life.

Editors. "The Dauphin Francis dies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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