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  1. Charles IV [note 1] (18/19 June 1294 – 1 February 1328), called the Fair ( le Bel) in France and the Bald ( el Calvo) in Navarre, was last king of the direct line of the House of Capet, King of France and King of Navarre (as Charles I) from 1322 to 1328.

  2. Jan 1, 2023 · Charlemagne, also called Charles I, byname Charles the Great, (born April 2, 747?—died January 28, 814, Aachen, Austrasia [now in Germany]), king of the Franks (768–814), king of the Lombards (774–814), and first emperor (800–814) of the Romans and of what was later called the Holy Roman Empire. Early years

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  3. Dec 6, 2019 · Charles IV of France was never expected to be king. When his father, King Philip IV, died at the age of 46 on November 29, 1314, the Capetian line of succession was very secure. Philip IV had left behind three sons: Louis, Philip, and Charles. As the eldest brother, Louis succeeded his father as Louis X.

  4. Charles IV (18/19 June 1294 – 1 February 1328), was the King of France and Navarre (as Charles I) and Count of Champagne from 1322 to his death. Charles IV the last French king of the old Capetian line. He was crowned King of France in 1322 at the cathedral in Reims . Charles invaded Aquitaine, thus renewing the war with England.

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    By virtue of the birthright of his mother, Joan I of Navarre, Charles claimed the title Charles I, King of Navarre. From 1314 to his accession to the throne, he held the title of Count of La Marche and was crowned King of France in 1322 at the cathedral in Reims. Unlike Philip IV and Philip V, Charles is reputed to have been a relatively conservati...

    Charles came to power following a troublesome two years in the south of France, where local nobles had resisted his elder brother Philip V's plans for fiscal reform, and where his brother had fallen fatally ill during his progress of the region. Charles undertook rapid steps to assert his own control, executing the Count of L'Isle-Jourdain, a troub...

    Charles and England

    Charles inherited a long-running period of tension between England and France. Edward II of England, as Duke of Aquitaine, owed homage to the King of France, but he had successfully avoided paying homage under Charles' older brother Louis X, and had only paid homage to Philip V under great pressure. Once Charles took up the throne, Edward attempted to avoid payment again. One of the elements in the disputes was the border province of Agenais, part of Gascony and in turn part of Aquitaine. Ten...

    The revolt in Flanders

    Charles faced fresh problems in Flanders. The Count of Flanders ruled an "immensely wealthy state" that had traditionally led an autonomous existence on the edge of the French state. The French king was generally regarded as having suzerainty over Flanders, but under former monarchs the relationship had become strained. Philip V had avoided a military solution to the Flanders problem, instead enabling the succession of Louis as count – Louis was, to a great extent, already under French influe...

    Charles and the Holy Roman Empire

    Charles was also responsible for shaping the life of his nephew, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. Charles IV, originally named Wenceslaus, came to the French court in 1323, aged seven, where he was taken under the patronage of the French king. Charles gave his nephew a particularly advanced education by the standards of the day, arranged for his marriage to Blanche of Valois, and also renamed him.

    Charles IV died in 1328 at the Château de Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, and is interred with his third wife, Jeanne d'Évreux, in Saint Denis Basilica, with his heart buried at the now-demolished church of the Couvent des Jacobins in Paris. Like his brothers before him, Charles died without a surviving male heir, thus ending the direct line of the Capeti...

    In 1307, Charles married Blanche of Burgundy, daughter of Otto IV, Count of Burgundy. The marriage was dissolved in 1322. They had two children: Philip (January 1314 – March 1322) and Joan (1315 – 17 May 1321). In 1322 he married Marie of Luxembourg, daughter of Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor. They had a son named Louis (March 1324). On 5 July 1325 ...

    Charles is a character in Les Rois maudits (The Accursed Kings), a series of French historical novels by Maurice Druon. He was portrayed by fr(Gilles Béhat) in the 1972 French miniseries adaptation of the series, and by fr(Aymeric Demarigny)in the 2005 adaptation.

    Ainsworth, Peter. Representing Royalty: Kings, Queens and Captains in Some Early Fifteenth Century Manuscripts of Froissart's Kooper (ed) 2006.
    Echols, Anne and Marty Williams. (1992) An Annotated Index of Medieval Women.Princeton: Markus Wiener.
    Geanakoplos, Deno. (1975) Byzantium and the Crusades: 1261– Hazard (ed) 1975.
    Given-Wilson, Chris and Nigel Saul (eds). (2002) Fourteenth Century England, Volume 2.Woodridge: Boydell Press.
  5. Charles IV of France is the 487th most popular politician (down from 408th in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from France (down from 186th in 2019) and the 54th most popular French Politician. Charles IV of France is most famous for being the first king of France to be crowned in Reims. Memorability Metrics

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