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(born 1294died Feb. 1, 1328, Vincennes, Fr.) King of France and of Navarre (as Charles I) 1322–28. The last of the direct line of the Capetian dynasty, he took the throne on the death of his brother Philip V. His intrigues aimed at gaining the German throne and annexing Flanders were unsuccessful. He renewed war with England by invading Aquitaine and won a generous settlement in the peace of 1327.
Variants of CHARLES IV
Charles IV known as Charles the Fair
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