Meaning of CHARLES in English



born Feb. 22, 1403, Paris, France

died July 22, 1461, Mehun-sur-Yèvre

King of France (1422–61).

Despite the treaty signed by his father, Charles VI , which excluded his succession, Charles assumed the title of king on his father's death. In 1429, with the aid of Joan of Arc , he raised the siege of Orléans. He drove the English from France (1436) and gradually recovered French lands, ending the Hundred Years' War . His financial and military reforms increased the power of the monarchy.

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