after Philip, Count of Valois (1293-1350), who became Philip VI, king of France, in 1328 as next male successor to the Capetian kings
1883, in the meaning defined above
“Valois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valois. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.
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