François Duke of Anjou (formerly Duke of Alencon) dies at
Chateau-Thiery. His death leaves King Henry III and his sister
Marguerite as the only surviving children of Henry II, which makes
the Protestant Henry of Navarre heir to the French throne. In
opposition to Navarre's claim, the Duke of Guise gathers the
Catholic factions of France into a militant Catholic League.
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Editors. "Protestant Henry of Navarre becomes heir of France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15298, accessed 29 May 2017.]
- European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France