Person:Charles VIII of France (1)

Charles VIII _____, of France
m. 9 Mar 1451
  1. Louis de France1458 - 1460
  2. Joachim de France1459 - 1459
  3. Louise de France1460 - 1460
  4. Anne of France1461 - 1522
  5. Jeanne de France, duchesse de Berry1464 - 1505
  6. François de France1466 - 1466
  7. Charles VIII _____, of France1470 - 1498
  8. François de France1472 - 1473
m. 6 Dec 1491
  1. Charles Orland de France1492 - 1495
  2. Unknown (26328)1493 - 1493
  3. Unknown (26329)1495 - 1495
  4. Charles de France1496 - 1496
  5. François de France1497 - 1498
  6. Anne de France1498 - 1498
  • HCharles VIII _____, of France1470 - 1498
  • W.  Margareta von Hapsburg (add)
Facts and Events
Name Charles VIII _____, of France
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 30 Jun 1470 Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, FranceChâteau d'Amboise, House of Valois
Other 22 Jun 1483 Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, Francebetrothed
with Margareta von Hapsburg (add)
Marriage 6 Dec 1491 Langeais, Indre-et-Loire, FranceChâteau de Langeais
to Anne de Bretagne
Marriage Contract 13 Dec 1491 Langeais, Indre-et-Loire, Franceto Anne de Bretagne
Death[1][2] 7 Apr 1498 Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, FranceChâteau d'Amboise
Burial[2] Saint-Denis église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis
Reference Number? Q134452?

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Charles VIII, called the 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. His elder sister Anne acted as regent jointly with her husband Peter II, Duke of Bourbon[1] until 1491 when the young king turned 21 years of age. During Anne's regency, the great lords rebelled against royal centralisation efforts in a conflict known as the Mad War (1485–1488), which resulted in a victory for the royal government.

In a remarkable stroke of audacity, Charles married Anne of Brittany in 1491 after she had already been married by proxy to the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I in a ceremony of questionable validity. Preoccupied by the problematic succession in the Kingdom of Hungary, Maximilian failed to press his claim. Upon his marriage, Charles became administrator of Brittany and established a personal union that enabled France to avoid total encirclement by Habsburg territories.

To secure his rights to the Neapolitan throne that René of Anjou had left to his father, Charles made a series of concessions to neighbouring monarchs and conquered the Italian peninsula without much opposition. A coalition formed against the French invasion of 1494–98 attempted to stop Charles' army at Fornovo, but failed and Charles marched his army back to France.

Charles died in 1498 after accidentally striking his head on the lintel of a door at the Château d'Amboise, his place of birth. Since he had no male heir, he was succeeded by his 2nd cousin once removed, Louis XII from the Orléans cadet branch of the House of Valois.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles VIII of France, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 CHARLES de France, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.