24 April 1558 – Mary Queen of Scots Marries the Dauphin

On this day in history, Mary Queen of Scots married Francis, the Dauphin of France, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Mary was 15 and Francis was 14.

Francis became King Consort of Scotland at the marriage and then he became King of France and Mary Queen Consort of France on the death of Francis’s father, Henry II, in July 1559. Unfortunately, Francis’s reign only lasted17 months as he died in December 1560 from an abscess in the brain caused by an ear infection.

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3 thoughts on “24 April 1558 – Mary Queen of Scots Marries the Dauphin

  1. Saasuhfrass93, I was just thinking the same thing! I was also thinking how sad it was for her husband to die of an ear infection. I have had one and of course antibiotics took care of it quickly. But antibiotics would not be available for a long time.

  2. I think that’s pretty tragic, because at that time France and Francis were all Mary knew and she reportedly loved him a lot.

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