Valois

adjective Va·lois \ ˈval-ˌwä , val-ˈwä \

Definition of Valois

:of or relating to the French royal house that ruled from 1328 to 1589

Origin and Etymology of valois

after Philip, Count of Valois (1293-1350), who became Philip VI, king of France, in 1328 as next male successor to the Capetian kings


Valois

geographical name Va·lois \ ˈval-ˌwä , väl-ˈwä \

Definition of Valois

medieval county and duchy of northern France in northeastern Île-de-France; capital Crépy-en-Valois

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