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  2. Charles VI of France - Wikipedia

    Charles VII, King of France. House. Valois. Father. Charles V of France. Mother. Joanna of Bourbon. Charles VI (3 December 1368 – 21 October 1422), nicknamed the Beloved ( French: le Bien-Aimé) and later the Mad ( French: le Fol or le Fou ), was King of France from 1380 until his death in 1422. He is known for his mental illness and ...

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  3. Charles VI | king of France | Britannica

    Charles VI, byname Charles the Well-beloved or the Mad, French Charles le Bien-aimé orL’insensé, (born Dec. 3, 1368, Paris, France—died Oct. 21, 1422, Paris), king of France who throughout his long reign (1380–1422) remained largely a figurehead, first because he was still a boy when he took the throne and later because of his periodic fits of madness. Crowned on October 25, 1380, at ...

  4. France - Charles VI | Britannica

    Charles VI (reigned 1380–1422) was a minor when he succeeded his father. His uncles, each possessed of the ambition and resources to pursue independent policies, assumed control of the government. Louis II, duc d’Anjou, soon removed himself from influence by seeking the throne of Naples; Jean, duc de Berry, received the lieutenancy of Languedoc, by then virtually an appanage; and it was ...

  5. Charles VI of France - New World Encyclopedia

    Charles VI the Well-Beloved, later known as Charles VI the Mad (French: Charles VI le Bien-Aimé, later known as Charles VI le Fol) (December 3, 1368 – October 21, 1422) was King of France (1380–1422) and a member of the Valois Dynasty. The Hundred Years’ War continued throughout his reign. Despite his illness and credulity, he managed to ...

  6. Charles VI de Valois, roi de France - geni family tree

    Charles VI, Roi de France was born on 3 December 1368 at Paris, France. He was the son of Charles V, Roi de France and Jeanne de Bourbon.1 He married Isabelle von Bayern, daughter of Stefan III Herzog von Bayern-Ingolstadt and Thaddea Visconti, on 17 July 1385. He died on 22 October 1422 at age 53 at Paris, France.

  7. Charles VI of France - The European Middle Ages

    December 3, 1368 – October 21, 1422. The king’s insanity would plunge France into chaos. Charles VI of France was born on December 3, 1368 in Paris. His father, the Valois King Charles V, was a sickly, yet competent ruler. At the time of Charles’s birth, France fought against England in the Hundred Years War.

  8. Unhinged Facts About Charles VI, The Mad King Of France

    Charles VI ended up being one of the worst kings in France’s history—but to his credit, he didn’t really seem to want to be king in the first place. Charles could have taken his rightful place as king when he was 14 years old, but he didn’t. He’d rather hunt and joust and enjoy life than be a boring old king.

  9. The French King Who Believed He Was Made of Glass

    King Charles VI of France was the most exalted representative of a rash of “Glass Men,” who appeared throughout Europe between the 15th and 17th centuries. King Charles VI, ruler of France from 1380 to 1422, held a strange conviction: he believed he was made of glass. To protect his fragile body, he dressed in special reinforced clothing.

  10. Charles VI of France: the Glass King – psychiatry in history

    After King Charles V of France died in 1380, his 11-year-old son Charles VI was next in line to inherit the throne. However, for the next 8 years it would be his uncles who ruled in his stead, spending money from the royal treasury and extorting heavy taxes from the common people.

  11. Charles VII | king of France | Britannica

    Charles VII, byname Charles The Well-served, orThe Victorious, French Charles Le Bien-servi, orLe Victorieux, (born Feb. 22, 1403, Paris—died July 22, 1461, Mehun-sur-Yèvre, Fr.), king of France from 1422 to 1461, who succeeded—partly with the aid of Joan of Arc—in driving the English from French soil and in solidifying the administration of the monarchy. Before ascending the throne he ...

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