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Name:
Charles V "The Wise", King of France
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Birth:
21 JAN 1337 Vincennes, France
Father:
John II de Valois "The Good", King of France
Mother:
Bonne of Luxembourg
Married:
Jeanne de Bourbon 8 APR 1350
Children:
Charles VI de Valois "The Beloved", King of France
Born: 3 DEC 1368 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Died: 22 OCT 1422 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Death:
16 SEP 1380 Vincennes, France aged 43
Remarks:
Roi de France (1364-1380)king of France (1364-80), born in Vincennes. He was the son of King John II. When John was captured in September 1356 by the English at Poitiers during the Hundred Years' War, Charles assumed the regency. The most significant events of his regency were the Jacquerie (a peasant revolt) and the insurrection of Paris under √Čtienne Marcel(circa 1315-58). Upon the death (1364) of his father, Charles ascended the throne. War with the English continued for a number of years, but with results highly favorable to Charles, who stripped them of most of their conquests in France and strengthened the power of the monarchy. A generous patron of literature and the arts, Charles founded (1367) the first royal library in France. During his reign the Bastille was added to the fortifications of Paris. He was succeeded by his son, Charles VI.

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