[citation needed], In 893, at the age of 14, Charles was crowned by a faction opposed to the rule of Odo at the Reims Cathedral, becoming monarch of West Francia only after the death of Odo in 898. He died 865 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. Titles He married Catherine I de Courtenay (1274-1308) 1302 JL . From his birth until the death of his oldest brother Francis, Dauphin of France (Francis I's eldest son), in 1536, Charles was known as the Duke of Angoulême.After his brother's death, he became Duke of Orléans, a titled previously held by his surviving brother Henry, who had succeeded Francis as Dauphin and would later become King of France as Henry II. Charles IX, King of France, born 27 June 1550. As well as the 7 undisputed Emperors and Kings … Media in category "Charles III of France" The following 24 files are in this category, out of 24 total. [6] Opposition to Charles in Lotharingia was not universal, however; he retained support of Wigeric. It was Robert’s victory against the Northmen at Chartres in 911 which paved the way for the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte later that year, by which Charles ceded territory, in the area later known as Normandy, to the Viking leader Rollo and his men; in return, Rollo became a Christian and Charles’s vassal. Charles’s preoccupation with Lotharingian affairs and councillors alienated the nobles of Neustria, however, and in 922 they elected Robert king. Seul fils de Louis XI et de Charlotte de Savoie, il succède à son père sous la régence de sa sœur aînée Anne de France jusqu'en 1491. In return for the Vikings' loyalty, they were granted all the land between the river Epte and the sea, as well as Duchy of Brittany, which at the time was an independent country which West Francia had unsuccessfully tried to conquer. Charles de Gaulle University - Lille III (UL3) is located in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Charles III (17 February 1490 – 6 May 1527) was a French military leader, the count of Montpensier, Clermont and Auvergne, and dauphin of Auvergne from 1501 to 1523, then duke of Bourbon and Auvergne, count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, Forez and La Marche, and lord of Beaujeu from 1505 to 1521.He was also the constable of France from 1515 to 1521. The French nobles elected Raoul of Burgundy (Robert's son-in-law) as their new King, with his coronation taking place on 13 July 923 at St Médard, Soissons. ‘Charles III’ was created in 1788 by Francisco Goya in Romanticism style. [11] After negotiations by Archbishop Herveus of Reims the king was released. Biography. The nobility then elected Odo, the hero of the Siege of Paris (885–886) as the new king, although there was a faction that supported claims of Guy III of Spoleto. M iii Charles Duke of Aquitaine 1, 2 was born 848 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. Charles III (17 September 879 – 7 October 929), called the Simple or the Straightforward (from the Latin Carolus Simplex),[a] was the King of West Francia from 898 until 922 and the King of Lotharingia from 911 until 919–23. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. He was son of a king, brother of a king, uncle of three kings, and a father of a king. In 911 also, the magnates of Lorraine (Lotharingia) accepted the authority of Charles on the death of the last Carolingian king of the East Franks, Louis the Child. [17], From 920 to 922, Charles the Simple was in trouble. All of his four elder brothers died young and Charles was named the Dauphin (heir to the throne) at the age of 14 in 1417. Charles III1, dit « le Simple », né le 17 septembre 8792, mort le 7 octobre 929 à Péronne3, dans la Somme, est roi de Francie occidentale de la fin du IXe et du début du Xe siècle ; il appartient à la dynastie carolingienne. [14] In the initial aftermath of Charles's defeat, Queen Eadgifu and children had fled to England. [16] The situation was even more complicated because, according to Flodoard, Charles the Simple refused to march against the Hungarians who threatened Lotharingia (only Archbishop Hervé de Reims was present there) and finally caused an open rebellion when he attempt to dispossess his own aunt, Abbess Rothilde (also mother-in-law of Hugh the Great), from Chelles Abbey in order to give it to his favourite, Hagano (a relative of his first wife Frederuna). [13], Charles died in prison on 7 October 929 and was buried at the nearby abbey of Saint-Fursy. Charles Capet de Valois was born 12 March 1270 to Philippe III Capet (1245-1285) and Isabella of Aragon (1247-1271) and died 16 December 1325 of unspecified causes. Zwentibold was hated by his subjects, so Charles the Simple decided to invade in 898 after being called by Count Reginar of Hainaut. Also known as the constable of … [citation needed], During the summer, Charles the Simple was captured by Herbert II, Count of Vermandois (another son-in-law of King Robert) at Château-Thierry; meanwhile, King Henry I of Germany took advantage of the situation to seize and add Lotharingia to his domains, after giving his daughter Gerberga of Saxony in marriage to Duke Giselbert. The second son of Gilbert, comte de Montpensier, head of a junior branch of the House of Bourbon, Charles benefitted by a rapid … Charles III le Simple, roi de France de 898 à 922.png 80 × 95; 7 KB Charles I de France, Comte de Valois was born on 12 March 1270 at Fontainebleau, Ile de France, France. [12] Robert's son-in-law Rudolph of Burgundy was then elected to succeed him as king. Claude of France, born 12 November 1547, married Charles III, Duke of Lorraine. The monarchs of the Kingdom of France and its predecessors (and successor monarchies) ruled from the establishment of the Kingdom of the Franks in 509 until the fall of the Second French Empire in 1870, with several interruptions. His elder sister Anne acted as regent jointly with her husband Peter II, Duke of Bourbon until 1491 when the young king turned 21 years of age. Charles III "The Simple," King of Franks Crowned 898 Had 2 wives and at least 5 known concubines. Charles first married in May 907 to Frederuna, daughter of Dietrich, Count in the Hamaland. Though he himself never gained a crown, he sought at various times those of Aragon, France, Constantinople, and the … [9] In 925, Lotharingia was once again seized by East Francia. Charles III, also called Charles Of Valois, (born March 12, 1270—died Dec. 16, 1325, Le Perray, near Rambouillet, Fr. ), count of Valois from 1285 and of Anjou and Maine from 1290. The reign of Charles III is regarded as a great age of peace and prosperity for Lorraine. Charles (Karl) III (King) of FRANCE aka Carolus III (King) of WEST FRANKS (& LORRAINE); aka Charles Simplex (`the Simple'); (during his reign, Viking ancestors of Wm Conqueror, q.v., conquered Normandy); deposed in 922 and imprisoned The legitimate Carolingian heir was now Louis, but King Rudolph retained the throne and ruled until his death from illness on 15 January 936 at Auxerre, being buried in the Abbey of Sainte-Colombe of Sens. In 893, aided by Archbishop Fulk of Reims, Charles the Simple attempted to reclaim the throne, but in vain. On May 14, 1564, Charles was presented the Order of the Garter by Henry Carey. Charles III, byname Charles The Fat, French Charles Le Gros, German Karl Der Dicke, (born 839, Bavaria?—died Jan. 13, 888, Neidingen), Frankish king and emperor, whose fall in 887 marked the final disintegration of the empire of Charlemagne. He was a member of the Carolingian dynasty. [18], Charles the Simple returned to France to regain the throne. Charles III the Noble Capet of Navarre, King of Navarre, Count of Évreux, was born 1361 in Mantes-la-Jolie, France to Charles II of Navarre (1332-1387) and Jeanne de Valois (1343-1373) and died 8 September 1425 inOlite, Spain of unspecified causes. Media in category "Charles III of France" The following 24 files are in this category, out of 24 total. Notable ancestors includeCharlemagne (747-814), Alfred … [3] As a child, Charles was prevented from succeeding to the throne at the time of the death in 884 of his half-brother, king Carloman II. On Jan. 28, 893, however, he was crowned king by Fulk, archbishop of Reims, as a rival to King Eudes (Odo); and, although he renounced his rights after civil war in 897, the death of King Eudes in the following year brought him general recognition as king. Jean Dunbabin, "West Francia: The Kingdom", Provisional Government of the French Republic, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charles_the_Simple&oldid=960315468, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2019, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Alpais, who married Erlebold, count of Lommegau, This page was last edited on 2 June 2020, at 08:14. Charles III, byname Charles the Simple, French Charles Le Simple, (born Sept. 17, 879—died Oct. 7, 929, Péronne, Fr. Charlemagne's ancestors, the Pippinids were from Lotharingia (Herstal, Jupille...). Although he signed the Treaty of Bonn with king Henry the Fowler of East Francia on 7 November 921, he had to fight on two fronts: one against Duke Giselbert of Lotharingia and the other against Hugh the Great, irritated by the treatment of his mother-in-law. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Charles III “The Simple” Carolingian (17 Sep 879–7 Oct 929), Find a Grave Memorial no. He died 29 Sep 866 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. (Although he controlled France briefly, he is usually not reckoned among the kings of France).. Charles (Karl) III (King) of FRANCE aka Carolus III (King) of WEST FRANKS (& LORRAINE); aka Charles Simplex (`the Simple'); (during his reign, Viking ancestors of Wm Conqueror, q.v., conquered Normandy); deposed in 922 and imprisoned His second wife Eadgifu of Wessex, fled to England in 923 but returned to France in 936, where she was the Abbess of Notre Dame de Laon until 951, when she married Heribert III "le Viex" de Vermandois, Comte le Viex, (Cawley, 2006). Charles defended Lotharingia against two attacks by Conrad I. The posthumous son of Louis II the Stammerer by a marriage of … M iv Carloman 1, 2 was born 850 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. Charles III, byname Charles The Noble, Spanish Carlos El Noble, French Charles Le Noble, (born 1361—died Sept. 8, 1425, Olite, Navarre), king of Navarre (1387–1425), eldest son of Charles II the Bad. *Charles III de Valois Capet Duc de Anjou Prince of France born 12 March 1269/70 Fontainebleau, France died 16 December 1325 Nogent-le-Roy father: Charles fought for the crown as the Comte d'Eudes had been elected King of France in 887, after successfully defending Paris from a major Norsemen attack. Charles III, also called Charles Of Valois, (born March 12, 1270—died Dec. 16, 1325, Le Perray, near Rambouillet, Fr. Eudes thereby deposed Charles the Fat who died the next year. Charles III was regarded as a better protector of the empire and was chosen to succeed his cousins. Thomas Forester. It is accredited by Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France, and affiliated to European University Association (EUA). Charles VIII, called the Affable (French: l'Affable; 30 June 1470 – 7 April 1498), was King of France from 1483 to his death in 1498. 91469045, citing Abbey of Saint Fursy, Peronne, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France ; Maintained by Brett Williams (contributor 47234529) . After the Treaty of Verdun in 843, the Lotharingia was part of Middle Francia for a short time and both West and East Francia tried to gain control over it. He gained the title of King Pepin of the Franks in 751. Charles was the third and posthumous son of king Louis the Stammerer by his second wife Adelaide of Paris. Charles was born as the fifth son of Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria on 22 February 1403 in Paris, France. [citation needed], By this time, Charles' excessive favouritism towards a certain Hagano, a petty nobleman (mediocris) and a relative of Charles' first wife Frederuna, had turned the aristocracy against him. Charles de Navarre pardonné par Jean le Bon grâce au soutien de Blanche de Navarre et Jeanne d'Evreux.png 1,036 × 540; 1.2 MB Charles II of Navarre.png 356 × 411; 330 KB Charles the Bad, king of Navarre, pardoned by John the Good as the queens Blanche of Navarre and Jeanne of Evreux.jpg 960 × 1,065; 1.1 MB Corrections? Soon the new monarch showed his ambition to conquer Lotharingia, the main objective of all the monarchs of West Francia since Charles the Bald. [21] The nobility then discussed who could be the next King, because Rudolph had died without surviving male heirs. Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. He married Marguerite d'Anjou et Maine (1274-1299) 1290 JL . It is locally known as Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III.The university was established in 1560. Since the beginning, the new monarch was forced to deal with constant Viking raids, with little success. Rollo also agreed to be baptised and to marry Charles' daughter Gisela. [15], Faced with the growing threat of northern invaders, the local nobles again rejected the succession of Charles the Simple because he was too young, and Odo, Count of Paris (member of the Robertian dynasty) was chosen as the new King of West Francia, after successfully defending Paris against the Vikings, led by Rollo. Charles III, 8th duke de Bourbon, (born February 17, 1490, Montpensier, France—died May 6, 1527, Rome), constable of France (from 1515) under King Francis I and later a leading general under Francis’ chief adversary, the Holy Roman emperor Charles V.. Eudes thereby deposed Charles the Fat who died the next year. On 2 July 922, Charles lost his most faithful supporter, Herveus of Reims, who had succeeded Fulk in 900. Find more prominent pieces of portrait at Wikiart.org – best visual art database. Charles III the Noble Capet of Navarre, King of Navarre, Count of Évreux, was born 1361 in Mantes-la-Jolie, France to Charles II of Navarre (1332-1387) and Jeanne de Valois (1343-1373) and died 8 September 1425 inOlite, Spain of unspecified causes. Thereupon Robert’s…. [3] Together they had one son: Charles also had several other offspring: This article is about Charles III of West Francia. [3] Together they had six daughters: Charles married for the second time in 919 to Eadgifu of Wessex. As Charles had three elder brothers, he had little chance of becoming the king. The Latin 'Simplex' was given to him meaning. Charles Edward Louis John Philip Casimir Sylvester Maria Stuart was born in Rome December 31, 1720 at the Palazzo Muti (now Palazzo Balestra).He was the elder son of King James III and VIII and of his wife, Princess Clementina Sobieska. According to Richerus, Robert was killed in battle by Count Fulbert[19] or according to other historians, by Charles the Simple. Lotharingia was the cradle of the Carolingian dynasty. In Lotharingia, he earned the enmity of the new duke Gilbert, who in 919 declared loyalty to the new king of East Francia Henry the Fowler. His nickname 'simplex' or the simple is misleading. Pepin III, King of the Franks also went by the nick-name of Pepin 'the Short' (?). Married: 21 AUG 1274. Because of this, their cousin Charles the Fat, already Holy Roman Emperor and King of East Francia, was invited by the nobles of the Kingdom to assume the throne. Defeated, in June 922 Charles the Simple took refuge in Lotharingia, and the nobles of the West Francia declared him deposed from the throne, choosing as the new King Robert, Count of Paris, brother of the late King Odo and father of Hugh the Great. Prince Charles' fictional accession to the throne following the Queen's death. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Despite the death of Robert, his army won the battle and Charles the Simple had to escape from the battlefield. The chronology of Head of State of France continues with the Presidents of France and short term interim periods by the Chief of State of the French State (1940–1944), the Chairman of the Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944–1946) and the President of the French Senate (1969 and 1974) during the Fifth Republic. He endowed Hagano with monasteries that were already the benefices of other barons, alienating them. Charles III was regarded as a better protector of the empire and was chosen to succeed his cousins. He was a member of the Carolingian dynasty. The posthumous son of Louis II the Stammerer by a marriage of contested legitimacy, Charles was passed over for the throne on the death of his half-brother, Carloman, in 884 or that of his cousin, Charles the Fat, in 888. Charles III, Roi de France was born on 17 September 879. Charles I de France, Comte de Valois was born on 12 March 1270 at Fontainebleau, Ile de France, France. (Although he controlled France briefly, he is usually not reckoned among the kings of France).. French Royalty. [11], In 922, the Frankish nobles revolted again led by Robert of Neustria. Notable ancestors includeCharlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II … He is known for his mental illness and psychotic episodes which plagued him throughout his life. Henry III was born Alexandre Édouard de France on September 19, 1551, at the royal Château de Fontainebleau in Paris, France, to King Henry II and Catherine de' Medici. ), king of France (893–922), whose authority came to be accepted by Lorraine and who settled the Northmen in Normandy but who became the first Carolingian ruler of the western kingdom to lose his crown.. With Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Charlotte Riley. Charles III "The Simple," King of Franks Crowned 898 Had 2 wives and at least 5 known concubines. Charles VIII the Affable Capet-Valois of France, King of France, King of Naples, was born 30 July 1470 to Louis XI de Valois (1423-1483) and Charlotte de Savoie (1441-1483) and died 7 April 1498 of unspecified causes. [20], After some time at Château-Thierry, the humiliated Charles the Simple was transferred in 924 to Péronne, where he died on 7 October 929 and was immediately buried in the local Monastery of Saint-Fursy. [14], On 6 December 884, King Carloman II of West Francia died without a male heir and his half-brother, the future Charles the Simple, was just a five-year-old boy. Charles III, 8th duke de Bourbon, (born February 17, 1490, Montpensier, France—died May 6, 1527, Rome), constable of France (from 1515) under King Francis I and later a leading general under Francis’ chief adversary, the Holy Roman emperor Charles V.. NOW 50% OFF! His son by Eadgifu would eventually be crowned in 936 as Louis IV of France. He married Mahaut de Châtillon (1293-1358) 1308 JL . Married: 21 AUG 1274. Last Edited=5 Oct 2006. Marriage 2 *Marie of BRABANT b: 1256 in Leuven, Flemish-Brabant, Flanders, Belgium. [5] He was also prevented from succeeding the unpopular Charles the Fat, who was deposed in November 887 and died in January 888, although it is unknown if his overthrow was accepted or even made known in West Francia before his death. His mother then married François de Balzac, marquis d'Entragues. Charles of Valois (12 March 1270 – 16 December 1325), the third son of Philip III of France and Isabella of Aragon, was a member of the House of Capet and founder of the House of Valois, whose rule over France would start in 1328.. Charles ruled several principalities. After seizing Aachen and capturing Charlemagne's Palace at Nijmegen, he returned to France at the request of the German bishops. ), king of France (893–922), whose authority came to be accepted by Lorraine and who settled the Northmen in Normandy but who became the first Carolingian ruler of the western kingdom to lose his crown. Finally, the nobles unanimously summoned back Louis to France, thanks to the decisive support of Hugh the Great, to become their new King. [7], Also in 911, Louis the Child, the last Carolingian king of East Francia died, and nobles of Lotharingia, who had been loyal to him, under the leadership of Reginar, Duke of Lorraine declared Charles their new king, breaking from East Francia which had elected non-Carolingian Conrad I as the new king. Unlike his father, he pursued a consistent policy of peace both with Castile (which in gratitude restored certain districts to Navarre) and with France. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-III-king-of-France, Fact Monster - People - Biography of Charles III. Henry III, King of France, born 19 September 1551, also briefly King of Poland. On 7 October 919 Charles married Eadgifu, the daughter of Edward the Elder, King of England, who bore him a son, the future King Louis IV of France. The Normans who had such an impact on Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries were the final product of this settlement. Charles was strongly under the influence of Robert, brother of the dead Eudes. [11] Robert, who was Odo's brother, was elected king by the rebels and crowned, while Charles had to flee to Lotharingia. ), count of Valois from 1285 and of Anjou and Maine from 1290. By 897, the young prince ruled only the city of Laon before Odo on his deathbed designated him as his successor. For other uses, see, 14th century depiction of the imprisonment of Charles III, Realms ruled by Charles the Simple in 915 (red). Charles killed Robert in battle in 923 but was soon taken prisoner by Herbert, count of Vermandois, who used him for his own gain against Rudolf, Robert’s son-in-law and the new king. He married Leonor of Castile (aft1363-1416) 1375 JL . [citation needed], Following the death of Odo in January 898, Charles the Simple finally assumed the title of king of West Francia. Charles III (17 September 879 – 7 October 929), called the Simple or the Straightforward (from the Latin Carolus Simplex), was the King of West Francia from 898 until 922 and the King of Lotharingia from 911 until 919–23. However, the constant absences of the new monarch (who preferred to stay in Aachen or Thionville), quickly irritated the Lotharingian nobility (who feared for their own independence) and nobles of France, who saw this inclination as an affront. Britannica Kids Holiday Bundle! The youngest son of Louis the German and … He married Anne de Bretagne (1477-1514) 7 December 1491 JL . Thus, in 885, primarily by inheriting land, Charles III reunited almost all the territory once ruled by Charlemagne, but for Provence, which had been taken by the usurper Boso. A few years later, in September 911, the Lotharingian aristocracy again called on Charles the Simple after the death of Louis the Child, the last Carolingian ruler in East Francia. Updates? In 1559, he was married to Claude of France, and allowed to depart to Lorraine and take control of his domain. 17 September 879, d. 7 October 929. [citation needed], The nobles, completely exasperated with Charles' policies and especially his favoritism of count Hagano, seized Charles in 920. He pursued a policy of strict neutrality between France and The Holy Roman Empire, as well as during the French Wars of Religion. [citation needed], Queen Frederuna died on 10 February 917 leaving six daughters and no sons,[10] leaving the succession uncertain. When he refuses to sign a controversial bill into law, political chaos ensues: a constitutional crisis, street riots and a tank in front of Buckingham Palace. Arnulf of Carinthia, King of East Francia prevented this by entrusting the land to his son Zwentibold in 895. [6], In 911, a group of Vikings led by Rollo besieged Paris and Chartres. Charles X of France was born as Charles Philippe to Dauphin Louis de France and Dauphine Marie Josephduring the reign of his grandfather King Louis XV. His father, dying in the following year, commended him to the care and favour of his younger brother and successor, Henry III, who faithfully fulfilled the charge. Charlemagne, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire+ b. *Phillip IV "the Fair" of FRANCE b: 1268 in Palace of Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France Robert FRANCE b: 1269 *Charles III of VALOIS b: 12 MAR 1270 in Vincennes, Isle De France, France. He was the third son & 5th child of King Henry II of France and Queen Catherine de' Medici, He was immediately created Duke of Orléans at birth, succeeding his older brother Louis, his parent's second son, who had died in infancy the year before. Charles III, byname Charles the Simple, French Charles Le Simple, (born Sept. 17, 879—died Oct. 7, 929, Péronne, Fr. His father was of an unsound mind and mentally unstable. He died on 24 September 768 at Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France. Omissions? He was son of a king, brother of a king, uncle of three kings, and a father of a king. Charles had 11 children with two wives and other unidentified mistress(es), (Cawley, 2006). Thus, in 885, primarily by inheriting land, Charles III reunited almost all the territory once ruled by Charlemagne, but for Provence, which had been taken by the usurper Boso. Marriage 2 *Marie of BRABANT b: 1256 in Leuven, Flemish-Brabant, Flanders, Belgium. He married Leonor of Castile (aft1363-1416) 1375 JL . At birth he was made Count of Artois by the king and spent the greater part of his life as such. After three years of incompetent government, Charles the Fat was finally deposed by the Diet of Tribur in 887. He was the son of Philippe III, Roi de France and Isabel de Aragón. Charles III, byname Charles The Fat, French Charles Le Gros, German Karl Der Dicke, (born 839, Bavaria?—died Jan. 13, 888, Neidingen), Frankish king and emperor, whose fall in 887 marked the final disintegration of the empire of Charlemagne. [6] Charles was captured and imprisoned in a castle at Péronne under the guard of Herbert II of Vermandois. Charles III, Roi de France (1) M, #102453, b. His army, supported by a Lotharingian army and a group of soldiers, faced King Robert's army at Soissons in June 923. Between the period from King Charles the Bald in 843 to King Louis XVI in 1792, France had 45 kings. He held in appanage the counties of Valois, Alençon and Perche. An ambitious man, he gained the title of Comte de Valois about 1285 acquiring also the counties of Alencon and Perche. Charles de Valois was the illegitimate son of Charles IX and Marie Touchet.He was born at the Château de Fayet in Dauphiné in 1573. He was the son of Philippe III, Roi de France and Isabel de Aragón. The young Charles was put under the protection of Ranulf II, the Duke of Aquitaine, who may have tried to claim the throne for him and in the end used the royal title himself until making peace with Odo. (1) Children of Pepin III, King of the Franks and Bertha de Laon-1. Charles VI (3 December 1369 – 21 October 1422), called the Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé) and later the Mad (French: le Fol or le Fou), was King of France for 42 years, from 1380 until his death in 1422. Directed by Rupert Goold. He then sought to reward the service of lesser men but lost the crown in 922 to Eudes’s brother Robert I, who was killed in battle against Charles in 923. Born at Fontainbleau, Ile-de-France, the youngest child of Philippe III, King of France and his second wife Isabel de Aragon.
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