Francis Phoebus of Navarre
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Francis Phoebus (Basque: Frantzisko Febus, French: François Fébus, Occitan: Francés Fèbus, Spanish: Francisco Febo; 4 December 1467 – 7 January 1483) was King of Navarre (1479–1483), Viscount of Bearn, and Count of Foix (1472). He was the son of Gaston, Prince of Viana, and grandson of Queen Eleanor, whom he succeeded. She recommended him to ally with France.
|King of Navarre|
|Reign||12 February 1479 – 30 January 1483|
|Coronation||12 January 1479|
|Born||4 December 1467|
|Died||7 January 1483 (aged 15)|
|Father||Gaston, Prince of Viana|
|Mother||Magdalena of France|
His succession was approved by the Agramont party, while the Beaumont party fell behind Ferdinand the Catholic who started to build up political and military pressure on the Kingdom of Navarre in the run-up to the fully-fledged invasion of 1512.
During his brief reign, he was under the protection of his mother, the regent Magdalena of Valois. He died young while playing the pipe, arguably poisoned. He was buried in Lescar.
- ^ a b Orpustan 2007, p. 3
- Orpustan, Jean-Baptiste (2007). La Basse-Navarre dans la guerre de Navarre (1512-1530), récit historique, d'après Navarra, 1512-1530… de Pedro Esarte Muniain (Pamiela, Pamplona-Iruña 2001) [Lower Navarre in the War of Navarre (1512-1530), historical narrative, according to the book 'Navarra, 1512-1530: ...' by Pedro Esarte Muniain (Pamiela, Pamplona-Iruña 2001).] (PDF) (in French). Osses: Jean-Baptiste Orpustan. pp. 1–25. Retrieved 22 April 2016 – via Tipirena.net.