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Francis I (August 23, 1517, NancymarkerJune 12 1545) was briefly Duke of Lorraine from 1544 until the following year.

Background

He was son of Antoine, Duke of Lorraine and Renée of Bourbon-Montpensier, daughter of Gilbert, Count of Montpensier. He was briefly engaged in mid-1530s to Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of King Henry VIII of England. He married Christina of Oldenburg, princess of Denmarkmarker, daughter of king Christian II of Denmark and Swedenmarker and Isabella of Burgundy, another potential bride of Henry VIII.

Issue

By Christina of Oldenburg (c.1522 – c.1590; married in 1541)
Name Birth Death Notes
Charles 1543 1608 married Claude of Valois and had issue.
Renata 1544 1602 married William V, Duke of Bavaria and had issue.
Dorothea 1545 1621 married in 1575, Eric II, Duke of Calenberg and had no issue


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