VALOIS,  King Charles VI  de of FRANCE

VALOIS, King Charles VI de of FRANCE

Male 1368 - 1422  (53 years)

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  • Name VALOIS, Charles VI de 
    Title King 
    Suffix of FRANCE 
    Nickname the Beloved 
    Born 3 Dec 1368  Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name The Mad 
    Died 21 Oct 1422  Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles VI (December 3, 1368 - October 21, 1422) was a King of France (1380 - 1422) and a member of the Valois Dynasty.

      He was born in Paris, the son of King Charles V and Jeanne de Bourbon. At the age of eleven, he was crowned King of France in 1380 in the cathedral at Reims. Until he took complete charge as king in 1388, France was run by his uncle, Philip the Bold.

      Charles VI was known both as Charles the Mad and as Charles the Well Beloved, since, beginning in his mid twenties, he experienced bouts of psychosis. These fits of madness would occur periodically for the rest of his life. Doctors today believe, based on his ups and downs, that he may in fact have suffered from bipolar disorder.

      He married:

      1) Isabeau de Bavière (1371-September 24, 1435) on July 17, 1385.

      Children:

      1) Charles (September 26, 1386 - December 28, 1386)
      2) Jeanne (June 14, 1388 - 1390)
      3) Isabella of Valois (November 09, 1389 - September 13, 1409), married Richard II of England
      4) Jeanne (January 24, 1391 - September 27, 1433), married John VI, Duke of Brittany
      5) Charles (February 06, 1392 - January 13, 1401)
      6) Marie (August 24, 1393 - August 19, 1438), an abbess
      7) Michèle (January 11, 1395 - July 08, 1422)
      8) Louis, Duke of Guyenne (January 22, 1396 - December 18, 1415), married Marguerite of Burgundy
      9) Jean, Duke of Touraine (August 31, 1398 - April 04, 1417), married Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut
      10) Catherine (October 27, 1401 - January 03, 1437), married Henry V of England and Owen Tudor
      11) king Charles VII (February 22, 1403 - July 21, 1461)
      12) Philippe (November 10, 1407 - November 10, 1407)

      Charles VI's reign was marked by the continuing war with the English (the Hundred Years' War), culminating in 1415 when the French army was defeated at the Battle of Agincourt. In 1420, Charles signed the Treaty of Troyes which recognized Henry V of England as his successor and meant his own son could not succeed him. Many citizens, including Joan of Arc, believed that the king only agreed to such disastrous and unprecedented terms, under the mental stress of his illness and that as a result France could not be held to them.

      Charles VI died in 1422 at Paris and is interred with his wife, Isabeau de Bavière in Saint Denis Basilica.
    Person ID I156618  voyer_7_28_2008
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2010 

    Father VALOIS, Charles V de of FRANCE,   b. 21 Jan 1336/37, Château-de-Vincennes, Near Paris, Val-de-Marne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1380, Nogent-sur-Marne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother BOURBON, Jeanne De of France,   b. 3 Feb 1338/39, Vincennes, Nogent Sur Marne, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1377/78  (Age 39 years) 
    Family ID F28017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WITTELSBACH, Isabel Von,   b. 1371, Ingolstadt, Upper Bayern, Bayern Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1385  Amiens, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. VALOIS, Charles VII de of FRANCE,   b. 22 Feb 1403, Hôtel St-Paul, Paris, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1461, Mehun-sur-Yèvres,18,Cher,Centre,FRANCE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. VALOIS, Charles Dauphin De,   b. 25 Sep 1386, Château-de-Vincennes, Near Paris, Val-de-Marne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. VALOIS, Jeanne De,   b. 14 Jun 1388, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. VALOIS, Isabelle De,   b. 9 Nov 1389, Hôtel-Du-Louvre, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. VALOIS, Jeanne De,   b. 24 Jan 1390/91, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. VALOIS, Charles De,   b. 6 Feb 1391/92, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. VALOIS, Marie De,   b. 24 Aug 1393, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. VALOIS, Michelle De,   b. 11 Jan 1394/95, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. VALOIS, Louis De,   b. 22 Jan 1396/97, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. VALOIS, Jean De,   b. 31 Aug 1398, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. VALOIS, Catherine de of FRANCE,   b. 27 Oct 1401, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. VALOIS, Philippe De,   b. 10 Nov 1407, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F66797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1368 - Paris (Paris : 750056), France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1385 - Amiens, Somme, Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1422 - Paris (Paris : 750056), France Link to Google Earth
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