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[Portrait] [Henry IV]

Henricus IIII. König von Frankreich und Navarre

[Ca. 1720] 28,5 x 17,5 cm. Cut inside the plate mark. Engraving.

A small repair at the back.

A portrait of the french king Henry IV - the first monarch of the House of Bourbon - who ruled 1589 - 1610. He was born a hugenot but when becoming king he found it prudent to abjure his protestant faith. He was a liberal ruler famously remembered for the Edict of Nantes, which guaranteed religious freedom for protestants. He was assassinated by a catholic fanatic.

Item No: 3255