Francis I of France (September 12, 1494 - March 31, 1547) was a King of France and a member of the house of Valois.
Francis was born in Cognac, France on September 12, 1494. His parents were Charles, Duke of Angoulême and Louise of Savoy.
Francis I married Claude of France on May 18, 1514. They had seven children, two died before turning eight, two died at the ages of eighteen to twenty-three. Those who lived to adulthood were:
- Henry, King of France
- Madeline, Queen of Scotland
- Margaret, Duchess of Berry
Francis was very interested in art and liked the artist Leonardo da Vinci.
Francis died on March 31, 1547. He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica.