François Ist collection quelle histoire FR
The Quelle Histoire collection offers youngsters the opportunity to meet the great people and events in the history of France in the broadest sense of the term.
Through this little book about François I, children discover the world of the famous King of France. If a king were to symbolise the Renaissance, it would undoubtedly be Francis I. A lover of arts and letters, the builder of the fabulous Château de Chambord brought Leonardo da Vinci to France. A warrior king, he faced the greatest sovereigns of his time, such as Henry VIII of England and Charles V. It was also he who imposed French as the official language.
The fascinating story of this king is revealed in this book designed for children.
FRANÇOIS IER, KING BUILDER OF CHAMBORD
François I, born François d'Angoulême on September 12, 1494 in Cognac died on March 31, 1547 in Rambouillet. He was crowned king of France on January 25, 1515 in the cathedral of Reims and reigned until his death in 1547. Son of Charles of Orleans (1459-1496), Count of Angouleme, and Princess Louise of Savoy (1476-1531), Francis I was not destined to become king. He nevertheless acceded to the throne by succeeding Louis XII, his cousin, who was without an heir at his death.
In 1519, he undertook the construction of a new royal house at Chambord, in the heart of the game-filled lands of Sologne. The king followed the progress of the construction with interest. He signed a palace in his image, inherited medieval traditions and ideas of the Renaissance. Chambord is for him as much an isolated stay where he likes to come to hunt with his friends, as an architectural creation of genius and a political manifesto. He also invited foreign diplomats and, in 1539, his rival Charles V, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, to dazzle them.
At his death in 1547, the chapel wing and the lower enclosure were not yet completed. His son Henry II continued the construction of the western wing.
Dimensions: 14 x 18 x 0.4 cm
Edition : Quelle Histoire
Number of pages : 36
Available languages : French and English