1572, Henry Bourbon became the King of Navarre in Spain
On this day on June 09, 1572, 19-year old Henry Bourbon became the King of Navarre in Spain. He became king after his mother’s death. Henry de Bourbon was born on December 13, 1553, at Pau the capital of the joint Kingdom of Navarre.
On August 2, 1589, Henry become the King of France as Henry IV. He turned out to be one of the most popular figures in French history. Henry IV, also known by the epithet Good King Henry or Henry the Great, was King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 and King of France from 1589 to 1610.
He was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon, a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty. Henry IV killed in Paris on May 14, 1610. The Catholic fanatic, François Ravaillac, who stabbed him in the Rue de la Ferronnerie. Henry has buried at the Saint-Denis Basilica.
Marriages and Children
Meanwhile, on August 18, 1572, Henry married his second cousin Margaret of Valois. However, their marriage canceled in 1599 because of childless. Therefore, he married his subsequent marriage to Marie de’ Medici on December 17, 1600. They produced six children.