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Henry IV of France

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Henry IV of France Henry IV (1553-1610) was the King of France from 1589.

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Son of Antoine de Bourbon and Jeanne, queen of Navarre, he was brought up as a Protestant, and from 1576 led the Huguenots. On his accession he settled the religious question by adopting Catholicism while tolerating Protestantism.

He restored peace and strong government to France, and brought back prosperity by measures for the promotion of industry and agriculture, and the improvement of communications. He was assassinated by a Catholic fanatic.

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Henry IV was King of France from 1589 to 1610 and King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610.

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Category: Others  - ( Others Archive)

Date Added: 20 April '12

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