Biography of Louis XII King France 1462-1515

Paternal Family Tree: Capet

Maternal Family Tree: Margaret Silesia

1407 Murder of Louis of Orléans

1514 Marriage of Mary Tudor and Louis XII of France

1514 Betrothal of Mary Tudor and the Dauphin

1515 Louis XII King France succeeded by Francis I

1532 Coronation of Anne Boleyn

1533 Funeral of Mary Tudor

In 1406 [his father] Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 11) and Isabella Valois Queen Consort England (age 16) were married at Compiègne, Oise. She by marriage Duchess Orléans. She the daughter of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France (age 37) and Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France (age 36). He the son of Louis Valois Duke Touraine I Duke Orléans (age 33) and Valentina Visconti (age 35). They were first cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Murder of Louis of Orléans

On 23 Nov 1407 [his grandfather] Louis Valois Duke Touraine I Duke Orléans (age 35) was murdered on the orders of John "Fearless" Valois Duke Burgundy (age 36) at Paris [Map]. His son [his father] Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 12) succeeded Duke Orléans.

In 1410 [his father] Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 15) and Bonne Armagnac Duchess Orléans (age 10) were married. She by marriage Duchess Orléans. She the daughter of Bernard VII Count Armagnac (age 47) and Bonne Valois Countess Armagnac and Savoy (age 45). He the son of Louis Valois Duke Touraine I Duke Orléans and Valentina Visconti. They were second cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry III of England.

In 1440 [his father] Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 45) and [his mother] Mary La Marck Duchess Orléans were married. She by marriage Duchess Orléans. She the daughter of Adolph La Marck I Duke Cleves (age 66) and Marie Valois Duchess Cleves (age 47). He the son of Louis Valois Duke Touraine I Duke Orléans and Valentina Visconti. They were second cousin once removed. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 27 Jun 1462 Louis XII King France was born to Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 67) and Mary La Marck Duchess Orléans. Coefficient of inbreeding 2.19%.

On 05 Jan 1465 [his father] Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 70) died.

In 1476 Louis XII King France (age 13) and Joan Valois Queen Consort France (age 11) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. She the daughter of Louis "Father of the People" XI King France (age 52) and Charlotte Savoy Queen Consort France (age 34). He the son of Charles Valois Duke Orléans and Mary La Marck Duchess Orléans. They were second cousin once removed.

On 07 Aug 1485 Alexander Stewart 1st Duke Albany (age 31) was killed in a duel with Louis XII King France (age 23), possibly at a tournament. His son John Stewart 2nd Duke Albany (age 1) succeeded 2nd Duke Albany.

Before 11 Oct 1492 [his brother-in-law] Charles VIII King France (age 22) and [his future wife] Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France (age 15) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. He the son of Louis "Father of the People" XI King France and Charlotte Savoy Queen Consort France. They were third cousins. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

On 07 Apr 1498 [his brother-in-law] Charles VIII King France (age 27) died after he hit his head on a door lintel at Château d'Amboise, Amboise. His second cousin once removed Louis XII King France (age 35) succeeded XII King France: Capet Valois.

In 1499 Louis XII King France (age 36) and Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France (age 21) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. He the son of Charles Valois Duke Orléans and Mary La Marck Duchess Orléans. They were first cousin once removed. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

On 14 Oct 1499 [his daughter] Claude Valois Orléans Queen Consort France was born to Louis XII King France (age 37) and [his wife] Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France (age 22). Coefficient of inbreeding 5.00%.

On 04 Feb 1505 [his wife] Joan Valois Queen Consort France (age 40) died.

On 25 Oct 1510 [his daughter] Renée of France Duchess of Ferrara was born to Louis XII King France (age 48) and [his wife] Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France (age 33). Coefficient of inbreeding 5.00%.

Letters. 11 Jan 1513. Ferdinand King of Aragon (age 60) to Pedro De UREA, his Ambassador at the Imperial Court.

Shows that the treaty which the Cardinal of Gurk (age 45) has, with the consent of Urea and Vich, concluded at Rome, by excluding the Venetians, undoes all that has been done against France. Henceforth they must make no binding declaration without consulting Ferdinand. Had the English followed his plan they would now be masters of Guienne; and, like them, the Emperor has now hindered the accomplishment of his own wishes and made France stronger. Takes this as a command from God for Christian princes to unite in reforming the Church, and has therefore devised the measures explained in instructions sent by Beltrian. Gurk is to be shown the instructions, but not this letter. If the King of France (age 50) offers [his daughter] Madame Renée (age 2) as security, or offers to put fortresses in trust of third persons, Urea shall point out to the Emperor how little these offers are to be trusted. The marriage of Prince Charles (age 12) with the King of England's (age 21) [his future wife] sister (age 16) must not be broken off; or France will gain the King of England (age 21), to the detriment of Spain and the House of Burgundy. Another essential condition is that all acts of the schismatical Council be annulled. Is glad to hear of the meeting between the Emperor and the King of England, whose alliance is both the guarantee that France will keep peace if concluded and the most valuable support in case of war.

In 1514 Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk (age 71) arranged Mary Tudor's marriage to Louis XII King France (age 51).

On 18 May 1514 [his son-in-law] King Francis I of France (age 19) and [his daughter] Claude Valois Orléans Queen Consort France (age 14) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. She the daughter of Louis XII King France (age 51) and Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France (age 37). He the son of Charles Valois Orléans Count Angoulême and Louise of Savoy Countess Angoulême (age 37). They were second cousins.

Marriage of Mary Tudor and Louis XII of France

On 13 Aug 1514 Louis XII King France (age 52) and [his future wife] Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (age 18) were married by proxy at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich [Map]. Louis I d'Orléans Duc de Longueville 1480-1516, a hostage in England at the time, stood in for Louis XII King France (age 52).

On 09 Oct 1514 Louis XII King France (age 52) and Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (age 18) were married at Abbeville, Somme. She by marriage Queen Consort France. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset (age 37), Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr 5th Baron West (age 57), Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 44) and his son George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham (age 17), Bishop Thomas Ruthall (age 42) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset (age 27) attended. The difference in their ages was 33 years. She the daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England. He the son of Charles Valois Duke Orléans and Mary La Marck Duchess Orléans. They were second cousin twice removed.

Betrothal of Mary Tudor and the Dauphin

On 15 Oct 1514 [his wife] Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (age 18) and the Dauphin Louis XII King France (age 52) were betrothed at Greenwich, Kent [Map].

Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall (age 40) delivered an oration in praise of matrimony.

Louis XII King France succeeded by Francis I

On 01 Jan 1515 Louis XII King France (age 52) died. His first cousin once removed [his son-in-law] King Francis I of France (age 20) succeeded I King France: Capet Valois Angoulême.

In May 1515 Charles Brandon 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 31) and [his former wife] Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (age 19) were married. She by marriage Duchess Suffolk. She had married Louis XII King France in Oct 1514; he had died on 01 Jan 1515. Around this time he surrendered the title Viscount Lisle which he had been created in anticipation of this marrige to Elizabeth Grey Countess Devon (age 10) which never took place. Viscount Lisle forfeit. She the daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England.

Coronation of Anne Boleyn

Hall's Chronicle 1533. On Midsomer day after, the lady [his former wife] Mary (age 35) the Frenche Queen died in Suffolk at the lordship of .... who was the late wife to Louis the 12th, and after married to Charles Duke of Suffolk (age 47), and was buried at ....

Funeral of Mary Tudor

On 23 Jun 1533 [his former wife] Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (age 37) died at Westhorpe, Suffolk [Map].

Louis XII King France 1462-1515 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

King John "The Good" II of France 1319-1364

Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 1315-1349

Royal Ancestors of Louis XII King France 1462-1515

Kings Wessex: Great x 13 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Royal Descendants of Louis XII King France 1462-1515

Claude Valois Orléans Queen Consort France x 1

Marie Françoise Élisabeth of Savoy Queen Consort of Portugal x 1

Victor Amadeus King Sardinia x 1

Ancestors of Louis XII King France 1462-1515

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Valois 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: King John "The Good" II of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert II Duke Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Agnes Capet Duchess Burgundy 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: King Charles V of France 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Luxemburg VII Holy Roman Emperor 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King John I of Bohemia 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Brabant Countess Luxemburg and Namur

Great x 2 Grandmother: Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia

Great x 4 Grandmother: Queen Judith of Bohemia and Poland

GrandFather: Louis Valois Duke Touraine I Duke Orléans 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Bourbon 1st Count Clermont 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis Bourbon I Duke Bourbon 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Beatrice Burgundy 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Hainault II Count Hainault II Count Holland 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mary Hainault Duchess Bourbon 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Philippa Luxemburg Countess Hainault and Holland 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Isabella Valois Duchess Bourbon 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Guy Chatillon IV Count Saint Pol 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mahaut Chatillon Countess Valois Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Marie Capet Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Father: Charles Valois Duke Orléans 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Matteo I Visconti

Great x 3 Grandfather: Stephano Visconti

Great x 4 Grandmother: Bonacossa Borri

Great x 2 Grandfather: Galeazzo II Visconti

Great x 3 Grandmother: Valentina Doria

Great x 1 Grandfather: Gian Galeazzo Visconti 1st Duke Milan

Great x 4 Grandfather: Amadeus V "Great" Savoy

Great x 3 Grandfather: Aymon "Peaceful" Savoy Count Savoy

Great x 4 Grandmother: Sybille Bagé

Great x 2 Grandmother: Bianca Savoy

Great x 3 Grandmother: Yolande Palaeologina Countess Savoy

GrandMother: Valentina Visconti 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Valois 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: King John "The Good" II of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert II Duke Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Agnes Capet Duchess Burgundy 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Isabelle Valois 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Luxemburg VII Holy Roman Emperor 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King John I of Bohemia 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Brabant Countess Luxemburg and Namur

Great x 2 Grandmother: Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia

Great x 4 Grandmother: Queen Judith of Bohemia and Poland

Louis XII King France 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Adolph La Marck II Count La Marck

Great x 1 Grandfather: Adolph La Marck 8 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Dietrich Cleves VII Count Cleves

Great x 3 Grandfather: Dietrich Cleves VIII Count Cleves

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Kiburg Laufenburg Countess Cleves

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Cleves Countess Mark 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Reginald I Count Guelders 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Guelders Countess Cleves 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Dampierre Duchess Brabant 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

GrandFather: Adolph La Marck I Duke Cleves 9 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Gerhard Jülich V Count Jülich 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Jülich V Duke Jülich 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elisabeth Brabant Countess Jülich

Great x 2 Grandfather: Gerhard Jülich VI Count Berg and Ravensberg 7 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Jülich Countess Cleves and Mark 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Mother: Mary La Marck Duchess Orléans 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King John "The Good" II of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" Valois II Duke Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King John I of Bohemia 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia

Great x 1 Grandfather: John "Fearless" Valois Duke Burgundy 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Louis Dampierre II Count Nevers I Count Flanders 7 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis Dampierre III Count Nevers II Count Flanders 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Nevers amd Flanders 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Dampierre Duchess Burgundy 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Brabant III Duke Brabant Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Brabant Countess Nevers and Flanders Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Marie Évreux Duchess of Brabant 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

GrandMother: Marie Valois Duchess Cleves 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Louis "Strict" Wittelsbach II Duke Upper Bavaria 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Matilda Habsburg Duchess Bavaria

Great x 2 Grandfather: Albert Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Hainault I Count Hainault III Count Avesnes III Count Holland II Count Zeeland 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Hainault Holy Roman Empress 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Valois Countess Zeeland Holland Avesnes and Hainault 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Wittelsbach Duchess Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Silesia