Victoria of France
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Victoria of France
Victoria of France
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Born24 June 1556
Fontainebleau, France
Died17 August 1556 (age 1 month 24 days)
Amboise, France
FatherHenry II of France
MotherCatherine de' Medici

Victoria of France (French: Victoire de France; 24 June 1556 - 17 August 1556) and her twin sister Joan were the last children born to King Henry II of France and his wife, Catherine de' Medici.[1]

Their mother's confinement came on June 24, 1556. Although Joan died in the womb, Princess Victoria survived the birth--only to die a little more than a month later.

Because their birth very nearly cost their mother her life, the king's physician advised the king that there should be no more children; therefore, Henry II stopped visiting his wife's bedroom and spent all his time with his longtime mistress, Diane de Poitiers.




  1. ^ van de Pas, Leo. "Victoire de France". Genealogics .org. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b Anselme 1726, pp. 131-132.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Whale 1914, p. 43.
  4. ^ a b c d Anselme 1726, pp. 210-211.
  5. ^ a b Anselme 1726, pp. 126-128.
  6. ^ a b c d Tomas 2003, p. 7.
  7. ^ a b Anselme 1726, p. 209.
  8. ^ a b Anselme 1726, pp. 207-208.
  9. ^ a b Anselme 1726, pp. 463-465.
  10. ^ a b Tomas 2003, p. 20.
  11. ^ a b Anselme 1726, p. 324.


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