King of France

Definitions of King of France
  1. noun
    the sovereign ruler of France
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    Hugh Capet
    King of France elected in 987 and founding the Capetian dynasty (940-996)
    Charles the Bald
    as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)
    Charles VII
    King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461)
    Charles IX
    King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)
    Henry II
    king of France from 1547 to 1559; regained Calais from the English; husband of Catherine de Medicis and father of Charles IX (1519-1559)
    Henry III
    son of Henry II of France and the last Valois to be king of France (1551-1589)
    Henry of Navarre
    king of France from 1589 to 1610; although he was leader of the Huguenot armies, when he succeeded the Catholic Henry III and founded the Bourbon dynasty in 1589 he established religious freedom in France;
    Louis the Pious
    third son of Charlemagne and king of France and Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (778-840)
    Louis the Stammerer
    king of France and Germany (846-879)
    Louis III
    son of Louis II and king of the France and Germany (863-882)
    Louis d'Outremer
    king of France (921-954)
    Louis le Faineant
    the last Carolingian king of France (967-987)
    Louis the Wideawake
    king of France whose military victories consolidated his reign (1081-1137)
    Louis VII
    king of France who led the unsuccessful Second Crusade and fought frequent wars with Henry II of England (1120-1180)
    Louis VIII
    king of France who increased the power of the Crown over the feudal lords (1187-1226)
    Saint Louis
    king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
    Louis the Quarreller
    king of France (1289-1316)
    Louis XI
    king of France who put down an alliance of unruly nobles and unified France except for Brittany (1423-1483)
    Louis XII
    king of France who was popular with his subjects (1462-1515)
    Louis XIII
    king of France from 1610 to 1643 who relied heavily on the advice of Cardinal Richelieu (1601-1643)
    Louis the Great
    king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)
    Louis XV
    grandson of Louis XIV and king of France from 1715 to 1774 who led France into the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1710-1774)
    Louis XVI
    king of France from 1774 to 1792; his failure to grant reforms led to the French Revolution; he and his queen (Marie Antoinette) were guillotined (1754-1793)
    type of:
    Rex, king, male monarch
    a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
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