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    Henry IV of France Document Signed "Henri" as king, two pages (front and verso) in French, 12.5" x 6.75", on vellum, April 4, 1596, n.p. Henry IV (1553 - 1610), also known as Henri le Grand, ruled as king of France from 1589 to 1610 and King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610. He was the first monarch of the Bourbon dynasty in France. As a Huguenot, Henry was involved in the Wars of Religion before ascending to the throne in 1589. In 1598 he enacted the Edict of Nantes which guaranteed religious liberties to the Protestants and thereby effectively ended the civil war. One of the most popular French kings, both during and after his reign, Henry showed great care for the welfare of his subjects and displayed an unusual religious tolerance for the time. He was murdered by a fanatical Catholic, François Ravaillac. In fine condition.

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