Francis I of Angoulême 1494-1547
Detail from the
Portrait of François Ier, king of France
Painting by Jean
Clouet, around 1530
Musée du Louvre
Francis I of Angouleme was the king of France from 1515
In 1518, Francis added to his
art collection a portrait of
Lisa del Giocondo.
The main trouble in Francis' days were
the wars with the Holy Roman Empire, which were fought from 1521 -
Leader of the Holy Roman
Empire and Francis' archenemy was
Charles V, with whom he
In 1525, Francis was defeated and taken
prisoner by the imperial army at Pavia.
One of Francis' soldiers was
One of Francis' explorers was
And here is a map of the wars of France and the Empire:
Click map to enlarge
See also a list of the
French kings on the
Governments in History page.