Guise, Francis (15191563)

Guise, Francis, second Duke of, and son of preceding; rose, to the highest eminence as a soldier, winning, besides many others, the great victory of Metz (1552) over the Germans, and capturing Calais from the English in 1558; along with his brother Charles (q.v.) he was virtual ruler of France during the feeble rule of Francis II., and these two set themselves to crush the rise of Protestantism; he was murdered by a Huguenot at the siege of Orleans (15191563).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Guise, Claude of Lorraine * Guise, Henry I.
Guildhall School of Music
Guilds
Guillotine
Guinea
Guinegate
Guinevere
Guiscard, Robert
Guise
Guise, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Duke of
Guise, Claude of Lorraine
Guise, Francis
Guise, Henry I.
Guise, Henry II.
Guizot, François Pierre Guillaume
Gujarat
Gulf Stream
Gull, Sir William Withey
Gulliver
Gully, Right Hon. William Court
Gun-cotton
Gun-metal