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Noun: Henry II
  1. King of France from 1547 to 1559; regained Calais from the English; husband of Catherine de Medicis and father of Charles IX (1519-1559)
  2. First Plantagenet King of England; instituted judicial and financial reforms; quarrelled with archbishop Becket concerning the authority of the Crown over the church (1133-1189)

Type of: King of England, King of France, King of Great Britain

Part of: Plantagenet, Plantagenet line, Valois

Encyclopedia: Henry II, Duke of Swabia