Person:Louis XI of France (1)

Louis XI _____, of France
m. 24 Jun 1436
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
  • HLouis XI _____, of France1423 - 1483
  • W.  Phelise Regnard (add)
  1. Guyette _____, bâtarde de France - Aft 1502
  • HLouis XI _____, of France1423 - 1483
  • W.  Marguerite de Sassanage (add)
  1. Jeanne de ValoisBet 1447 & 1456 - 1519
  2. Marie _____Bet 1449 & 1451 - Abt 1470
  3. Isabeau _____
Facts and Events
Name Louis XI _____, of France
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 3 Jul 1423 Bourges, Cher, FranceBishop's palace, House of Valois
Marriage Contract 19 Jul 1428 Perth, Perthshire, Scotlandto Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France
Marriage Contract 30 Oct 1428 Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Franceto Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France
Marriage 24 Jun 1436 Tours, Indre-et-Loire, FranceCathédrale de Tours
to Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France
Marriage Contract Genève, Genève, Switzerlandto Charlotte of Savoy
Marriage 9 Mar 1451 Chambéry, Chambéry, Savoie, Francecovent de Cordelier, Château de Chambéry
to Charlotte of Savoy
Other not married
with Phelise Regnard (add)
Other not married
with Marguerite de Sassanage (add)
Death[1][2] 30 Aug 1483 La Riche, Indre-et-Loire, FranceChâteau de Plessis-les-Tours
Burial[2] Loiret, FranceNotre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André
Reference Number? Q8058?

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Louis XI (3 July 1423 – 30 August 1483), called "Louis the Prudent", was King of France from 1461 to 1483. He succeeded his father, Charles VII.

Louis entered into open rebellion against his father in a short-lived revolt known as the Praguerie in 1440. The king forgave his rebellious vassals, including Louis, to whom he entrusted the management of the Dauphiné, then a province in southeastern France. Louis's ceaseless intrigues, however, led his father to banish him from court. From the Dauphiné, Louis led his own political establishment and married Charlotte of Savoy, daughter of Louis, Duke of Savoy, against the will of his father. Charles VII sent an army to compel his son to his will, but Louis fled to Burgundy, where he was hosted by Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy, Charles' greatest enemy.

When Charles VII died in 1461, Louis left the Burgundian court to take possession of his kingdom. His taste for intrigue and his intense diplomatic activity earned him the nicknames "the Cunning" and "the Universal Spider" (), as his enemies accused him of spinning webs of plots and conspiracies.

In 1472, the subsequent Duke of Burgundy, Charles the Bold, took up arms against his rival Louis. However, Louis was able to isolate Charles from his English allies by signing the Treaty of Picquigny (1475) with Edward IV of England. The treaty formally ended the Hundred Years' War. With the death of Charles the Bold at the Battle of Nancy in 1477, the dynasty of the dukes of Burgundy died out. Louis took advantage of the situation to seize numerous Burgundian territories, including Burgundy itself and Picardy.

Without direct foreign threats, Louis was able to eliminate his rebellious vassals, expand royal power, and strengthen the economic development of his country. He died on 30 August 1483, and was succeeded by his minor son Charles VIII.

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