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  1. Charles VIII, called the Affable ( French: l'Affable; 30 June 1470 – 7 April 1498), was King of France from 1483 to his death in 1498. He succeeded his father Louis XI at the age of 13. [1] His elder sister Anne acted as regent jointly with her husband Peter II, Duke of Bourbon [1] [2] until 1491 when the young king turned 21 years of age.

  2. 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. May 8, 2018 · CHARLES VIII (FRANCE) (1470 – 1498, ruled 1483 – 1498), king of France. Charles VIII was the last king of France in the direct line of the Valois dynasty. The only son of Louis XI (ruled 1461 – 1483) of France and Charlotte of Savoy, he was born on 30 June 1470. Because of his frailty as a child, Charles was not allowed to participate in ...

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    On August 30, 1483, Louis XI died from cerebral arteriosclerosis. Shortly before his passing, the king met with Charles one final time. Knowing that his son was too young to rule independently, Louis appointed the prince’s elder sister, Anne, as Charles’ regent. Anne had inherited her father’s cunning mind and political aptitude. Recognizing these ...

    With Brittany brought under French control, Charles VIII turned his attention towards Italy. In 1492, a Spanish cardinal named Rodrigo Borgia became pope. As Alexander VI, the ambitious pope wanted to carve up central Italy to create a kingdom for his son, Cesare. In turn, Milan would have been the most affected. Fearing for his duchy’s independenc...

    Although Charles VIII had achieved his goal in Italy, his success proved short-lived. In July 1495, Spanish troops overwhelmed the remaining French garrisons in Naples. As a result, the French lost everything that they had gained the previous year. Charles spent the next three years attempting to launch another campaign but couldn’t due to his firs...

    Charles VIII of France was an idealistic, yet foolish ruler. His reckless ambition left France with large debts, depleted resources, and internal issues. The king’s military campaign ultimately accomplished little in Italy. Instead, it helped unify France’s enemies into an anti-French alliance. Despite his failure, French interest in Italy continue...

    Bradbury, J. (2010). The Capetians: Kings of France, 987-1328. London: Hambledon Continuum. Hibbert, C. (1974). The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall. New York, NY, NY: Morrow Quill Paperbacks. Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. (n.d.). Charles VIII. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved August 28, 2021, from

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    • 30 August 1483 – 7 April 1498
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  5. Charles VIII of France, also known as "the Affable," was a French king who reigned from 1483 until his death in 1498. He was the heir and successor to King Louis XI and was crowned when he was 13 years old. While he was still a minor, his father appointed his sister Anne and her husband Peter II of Bourbon as the regents, to act on his behalf.

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