Charles IX (Charles Maximilien; 27 June 1550 – 30 May 1574) was King of France from 1560 until his death in 1574. He ascended the French throne upon the death of his brother Francis II in 1560, and as such was the penultimate monarch of the House of Valois .
- 5 December 1560 – 30 May 1574
- Catherine de' Medici
Charles IX, also called (until 1560) duc (duke) d’Orléans, (born June 27, 1550, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris—died May 30, 1574, Vincennes, France), king of France from 1560, remembered for authorizing the massacre of Protestants on St. Bartholomew’s Day, August 23–24, 1572, on the advice of his mother, Catherine de Médicis.
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May 29, 2018 · Charles IX (1550–74) King of France (1560–74). Charles succeeded his brother Francis II in 1560, and his mother Catherine de' Medici became regent. Her authority waned when, in 1571, the young king fell under the influence of Gaspard de Coligny, leader of the Huguenots .
Charles IX of France. Charles IX was the king of France from 1560 to 1574. He was a monarch of the ‘House of Valois–Angoulême’ and son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici. France witnessed a number of wars of religion, including the appalling ‘St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre’ of 1572, during his reign.
Feb 28, 2020 · King Charles IX of France died on 30th May 1574 at the age of 23, probably from tuberculosis. However, the stories that arose shortly after that time painted a much more sinister picture, with his death being attributed, one way or another, to his mother, the scheming regent Catherine de Medici.
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Sep 10, 2022 · Top 10 Amazing Facts about Charles IX of France 1. He was designated as the duke of Angoulême since birth King Charles IX of France photo by François Clouet – Wikimedia... 2. He was proclaimed king at just ten years old Francis II of France photo by François-Séraphin Delpech – Wikimedia... 3. ...