Assassination of Henry IV of France

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Historical Context Note

Fran├žois Ravaillac, a fanatic, assassinates Henry IV of France, who is succeeded by Louis XIII, then aged 9 (-1643), with Marie'de' Medici, the Queen Mother, as Regent (-1617). Concino Concini, her favourite, takes over direction of affairs from the Duke of Sully (who resigns his posts, Jan. 26th, 1611) and is created Marquis d'Ancre.

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Editors. "Assassination of Henry IV of France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France