#Onthisday in history Philip VI becomes the king of France 1328 A.D. He was born in the year of 1293 A.D. and died in 1350 A.D. he was the first king of France, from the house of the House of Valois, which he reigned from 1328 A.D. until his death.

During Philips reign, France was dominated by the consequences of the Succession dispute, because of King Charles IV died without an heir, in 1328 A.D. the nearest person to the throne and related was his nephew Edward III of England, through his ancestries through his mother Isabella of France. It was held in France, but because Edward couldn’t claim the throne through the female line, accord to the ancient law of Salic. At first, Edward accepted the Philip ascension however, he started pressing claims to the throne after a series of disagreements, resulting in the start of the Hundred years war in 1337 A.D.