Person:Charles the Bold (1)

Charles "The Bold" _____, of Burgundy
m. 7 Jan 1430
  1. _____ Antoine1430 - 1432
  2. _____ Joseph1432 - 1432
  3. Charles "The Bold" _____, of Burgundy1433 - 1477
m. 14 May 1440
m. 31 Oct 1454
  1. Marie Princess of Bourgogne1456/57 - 1482
m. 3 Jul 1468
Facts and Events
Name Charles "The Bold" _____, of Burgundy
Gender Male
Birth? 10 Nov 1433 Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, FranceHouse of Valois-Burgundy
Marriage 14 May 1440 Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais, Franceto Catherine _____, of Valois, Countess of Charolais
Marriage 31 Oct 1454 Lille, Nord, Franceto Isabella De Bourbon
Marriage 3 Jul 1468 Damme, West-Vlaanderen, Belgiumto Margaret of York _____
Death? 5 Jan 1477 Nancy, Moselle, France Combatant of Nancy
Reference Number? Q151120?

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Charles I (Charles Martin; ; ; 10 November 1433 – 5 January 1477), nicknamed the Bold (German: der Kühne; Dutch: de Stoute; ), was the Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477.

Charles's main objective was to be crowned king by turning the growing Burgundian State into a territorially continuous kingdom. He declared himself and his lands independent, bought Upper Alsace and conquered Zutphen, Guelders and Lorraine, uniting at last Burgundian northern and southern possessions. This caused the enmity of several European powers and triggered the Burgundian Wars.

Charles's early death at the Battle of Nancy at the hands of Swiss mercenaries fighting for René II, Duke of Lorraine, was of great consequence in European history. The Burgundian domains, long wedged between France and the Habsburg Empire, were divided, but the precise disposition of the vast and disparate territorial possessions involved was disputed among the European powers for centuries.

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