Person:Charles IX of France (1)

Charles IX de France
m. 28 Oct 1533
  1. François II de France1544 - 1560
  2. Élisabeth de France1545 - 1568
  3. Claude de France1547 - 1575
  4. Louis de France1549 - 1550
  5. Charles IX de France1550 - 1574
  6. Henri III de France1551 - 1589
  7. Marguerite de Valois1553 - 1615
  8. François de France, duc d'Alençon1555 - 1584
  9. Victoire de France1556 - 1556
  10. Jeanne de France1556 - 1556
m. 26 Nov 1570
  1. Marie Elisabeth of Valois1572 - 1578
  • HCharles IX de France1550 - 1574
  • WMarie Touchet1549 - 1638
m.
  1. Charles de Valois, duc d'Angoulême1573 - 1650
Facts and Events
Name Charles IX de France
Alt Name[2] Charles-Maximilien IX de France
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Jun 1550 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, FranceHouse of Valois-Anjou
Marriage 26 Nov 1570 Mézières, Ardennes, Franceto Elisabeth of Austria
Marriage  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
to Marie Touchet
Death[1] 30 May 1574 Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, France


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Charles IX (27 June 1550 – 30 May 1574) was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1560 until his death. He ascended the throne of France upon the death of his brother Francis II.

After decades of tension, war broke out between Protestants and Catholics after the massacre of Vassy in 1562. In 1572, after several unsuccessful peace attempts, Charles ordered the marriage of his sister Margaret of Valois to Henry of Navarre, a major Protestant leader and the future King Henry IV of France, in a last desperate bid to reconcile his people.

Facing popular hostility against this policy of appeasement, Charles allowed the massacre of all Huguenot leaders who gathered in Paris for the royal wedding at the instigation of his mother Catherine de' Medici. This event, known as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, crippled the Huguenot movement.

Charles sought to take advantage of the disarray of the Huguenots by ordering the Siege of La Rochelle, but was unable to take the Protestant stronghold.

He died without legitimate male issue in 1574 and was succeeded by his brother Henry III.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles IX of France, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Anselme (de Sainte-Marie). Histoire généalogique de la maison royale de France, des pairs et grands officiers de la Couronne. (Paris: la Compagnie des Libraires, 1726-1733), 1:137-139.