Henry IV, King of France

The first King from the House of Bourbon (King of France, 1589-1610). Known as Henry IV, the Great and Good King Henry. He was involved in the French Wars of Religion, which ended when he promoted the Edict of Nantes allowing Protestants increased rights in a predominantly Catholic kingdom. King Henry himself was baptized as a Catholic, but raised as a Protestant, before converting to Catholicism part way through his reign. He was assassinated by a fanatical Catholic in 1610.

Son of Antoine of Navarre and Jeanne III of Navarre. He had six children from his second marriage to Marie de’ Medici, including his oldest son and successor, Louis XIII.

Y-DNA STR profile was determined by DNA testing of three of his paternal descendants.