Henry IV of France

  • Dec 13, 1553


  • Period: Dec 13, 1553 to

    Life of King Henry IV of France

  • Aug 23, 1572

    Orders St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

    Protestants gathered at his wedding to Margaret, daughter of Catherine de Medici, were all killed, sparking a Catholic/Protestant battle with much bloodshed.
  • Converts from Calvinism to Catholicism

    He actually shortly converted to catholicism in 1576 to save himself after the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, but reverted to Calvinism until this date.
  • Officially Crowned King of France

    He took over the throne nominally in 1589 after Henry III's death.
  • Signs the Edict of Nantes

  • Assassinated