Charles VII (22 February 1403 – 22 July 1461), called the Victorious ( French: le Victorieux)  or the Well-Served ( le Bien-Servi ), was King of France from 1422 to his death in 1461. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, Charles VII inherited the throne of France under desperate circumstances.
Charles VII was the 11th child of King Charles VI and his wife, Isabella of Bavaria. Indulged by his mother, he was permanently marked by his childhood at the French court, where intrigue, luxury, a taste for the arts, extravagance, and profligacy all prevailed at the same time. Crises caused by his father’s insanity were frequent.
Jun 04, 2017 · Charles VII was also known as: Charles the Well-Served ( Charles Le Bien-servi) or Charles the Victorious ( le Victorieux ) Charles VII was known for: Keeping France together at the height of the Hundred Years' War, with notable help from Joan of Arc . Occupations: King Places of Residence and Influence: France Important Dates: Born: Feb. 22, 1403
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Charles VII of France (22 February 1403 – 22 July 1461), was King of France from 1422 to his death. He was not crowned as king until 1429 because England controlled large parts of France. His father, Charles VI of France, had disinherited him. He was called “King of Bourges” because Bourges was one of the few places he still controlled.
Charles VI’s son, Charles VII (reigned 1422–61), for his part, did not fail to claim his inheritance, though he had no proper coronation. Residing at Bourges, which his adversaries pretended was the extent of his realm, he in fact retained the fidelity of the greater part of France, including Berry, Poitou, Lyonnais, Auvergne, and Languedoc.
Charles VII, (born Feb. 22, 1403, Paris, France—died July 22, 1461, Mehun-sur-Yèvre), King of France (1422–61). Despite the treaty signed by his father, Charles VI, which excluded his succession, Charles assumed the title of king on his father’s death. In 1429, with the aid of Joan of Arc, he raised the siege of Orléans.