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  2. Charles IX (born June 27, 1550, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris—died May 30, 1574, Vincennes, France) was the 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.

  3. SHOW ALL QUESTIONS. 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.

  4. May 29, 2018 · World Encyclopedia. Charles IX, 1550–1611, king of Sweden (1604–11), youngest son of Gustavus I [1]. He was duke of Södermanland, Närke, and Värmland before his accession. During the reign of his brother, John III (1568–92), he opposed John's leanings toward Catholicism.

  5. Overview. Charles IX. (1550—1574) Quick Reference. (1550–74), King of France, was the second son of King Henri II and Catherine de Médicis; before his accession he was known as duke of Orléans. In 1560, aged 10 ... From: Charles IX in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance » Subjects: History — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

  6. Charles IX, King of France. primary name: Charles IX. other name: (King of) France. Details. individual; ruler; royal/imperial; French; Male. Life dates. 1550-1574. Biography. Second son of Henri II (q.v.) and Catherine de Médicis; became king of France upon the death of his elder brother François II (q.v.) in 1560, his mother acting as regent.

  7. Aug 7, 2019 · Policies and ethics. Charles IXs reign is mostly remembered because of the decades of religious civil wars ravaging the country, climaxing with the horrors of the 1572 St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. This chapter further examines the legacy of Charles IXs reign and...

  8. Biography: Charles IX was the third son of Henry II and Catherine de Medici. He succeeded his brother Francis II's short reign aged just 10 years old in 1560. His mother was appointed his regent and would continue to exert a strong influence the King throughout his reign.

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