Francis I of France besieging Pavia Italy th October The French were unsuccessful in their attempt to take Pavia from the army of the Holy Roman Empire during the Italian Wars of They laid siege to the city but in February were decisively defeated at the Battle of Pavia Francis himself was captured and was compelled by the Emperor Charles V to sign the Treaty of Madrid which left the Spanish Habsburgs in control of Italy A print from La France et les Franais Travers les Sicles Volume II F Roy editor A Challamel SaintAntoine
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