VALOIS,  King Charles VII de of FRANCE

VALOIS, King Charles VII de of FRANCE

Male 1403 - 1461  (58 years)

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  • Name VALOIS, Charles VII de 
    Title King 
    Suffix of FRANCE 
    Nickname Le Victorieux 
    Born 22 Feb 1403  Hôtel St-Paul, Paris, , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name The Well Served 
    Died 21 Jul 1461  Mehun-sur-Yèvres,18,Cher,Centre,FRANCE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Aug 1461  [Basilique Royale] - Saint-Denis,93,Seine-Saint-Denis,Ile-de-France,FRANCE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles VII (February 22, 1403 - July 22, 1461) was king of France from 1422 to 1461, a member of the Valois Dynasty.

      Born in Paris, Charles was the eldest surviving son of Charles VI of France and Isabeau de Bavière. On the death of his father in 1422, the French throne did not pass to Charles but to his infant nephew, King Henry VI of England in accordance with his father's Treaty of Troyes signed in 1420. The English right to the throne of France was part of the Treaty in an effort to put an end to the war that had been raging for decades. Under the Treaty, King Henry of England ruled Northern France through a regent in Normandy and southern France by the Dauphin Charles from his fortified castle at Chinon.

      Without any organized French army, the English strengthened their grip over France until March 8, 1429 when Joan of Arc, claiming divine inspiration, urged Charles to declare himself king and raise an army to liberate France from the English.

      One of the important factors that aided in the ultimate success of Charles VII wasthe support from the powerful and wealthy family of his wife Marie d'Anjou (1404-1463). Despite whatever affection he had for his wife, the great love of Charles VII's life, was his mistress, Agnès Sorel.

    Person ID I156619  voyer_7_28_2008
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2010 

    Father VALOIS, Charles VI de of FRANCE,   b. 3 Dec 1368, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1422, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother WITTELSBACH, Isabel Von,   b. 1371, Ingolstadt, Upper Bayern, Bayern Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F66797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 SOREL, Agnes,   b. 1422, [Château de Fromenteau] - Loches,37,Indre-et-Loire,Pays de Loire,FRANCE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1450, Anneville,76,Seine-Maritime,Normandie,FRANCE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Children 
    +1. FRANCE, Charlotte De,   d. 16 Jun 1470
     2. VALOIS, Marie De
     3. VALOIS, Jeanne De,   b. 1435,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. VALOIS, Jeanne De,   b. Feb 1447/48,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F61004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ANJOU, Marie D' of France,   b. 23 Oct 1404, Angers, Anjou, (Maine Et Loire), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1463  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1422  Bourges (Cher : 180033), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. VALOIS, Louis XI de of FRANCE,   b. 3 Jun 1423, [Palais Archiépiscopal] - Bourges,18,Cher,Centre,FRANCE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1483, Château du Plessis-les-Tours] - Tours,37,Indre-et-Loire,Centre,FRANCE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Family ID F3676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1403 - Hôtel St-Paul, Paris, , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1422 - Bourges (Cher : 180033), France Link to Google Earth
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