Charles VII of France

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Date of Birth February 22, 1403
Place of Birth France
Date of Death Jul 22, 1461 (58)
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Charles VII of France

Charles VII, called the Victorious or the Well-Served, was King of France from 1422 to his death in 1461. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, Charles VII inherited the throne of France under desperate circumstances. Forces of the Kingdom of England and the Duke of Burgundy occupied Guyenne and northern France, including Paris, the most populous city, and Reims, the city in which the French kings were traditionally crowned. In addition, his father Charles VI had disinherited him in 1420 and recognized Henry V of England and his heirs as the legitimate successors to the French crown instead. At the same time, a civil war raged in France between the Armagnacs and the Burgundian party. With his court removed to Bourges, south of the Loire River, Charles was disparagingly called the "King of Bourges", because the area around this city was one of the few remaining regions left to him.

Predecessor: Charles VI
Successor: Louis XI
Born: 22 February 1403, Paris, France
Died: July 22, 1461, Mehun-sur-Yèvre, France
Burial: Saint Denis Basilica
Issue, Detail: Louis XI of France, Radegonde of Valois, Yolande, Duchess of Savoy, Magdalena, Princess of Viana, Charles, Duke of Berry, Joan, Duchess of Bourbon, Catherine of Valois, Marie de Valois (illegitimate), Charlotte de Brézé (illegitimate)
House: Valois
Father: Charles VI of France
Mother: Isabeau of Bavaria
Religion: Roman Catholic

About Charles VII of France

King of France from 1422 until his death who came to power as a result of the Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War.

Before Fame

He led an army against the English dressed in the red, white, and blue, the colors of the French flag.


His father Charles VI the Mad disinherited him in 1420 and recognized Henry V of England as the legitimate heir to the the French crown instead of him.

Family Life

Each of his four older brothers died childless. He was married to Marie of Anjou from 1422 up until his death in 1461.


The victories of Joan of Arc directly led to his coronation.

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