Victoria of France

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Victoria of France
Livre d'heures de Catherine de Medicis 04.jpg
Born (1556-06-24)24 June 1556
Fontainebleau, France
Died 17 August 1556 (age &&&&&&&&&&&&&0541 month 23 days)
Amboise, France
House Valois-Angoulême
Father Henry II of France
Mother Catherine de' Medici

Victoria of France (24 June 1556 – 17 August 1556) and her twin sister Joan were the last children born to King Henry II of France and his wife, Catherine de' Medici.[1]

Their mother's confinement came on June 24, 1556. Although Joan died in the womb, Princess Victoria survived the birth—only to die a little more than a month later.

Because their birth very nearly cost their mother her life, the king's physician advised the king that there should be no more children; therefore, Henry II stopped visiting his wife's bedroom and spent all his time with his longtime mistress, Diane de Poitiers.



  1. ^ van de Pas, Leo. "Victoire de France". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2012-06-05.