CharlesIX

27th June 1550 A.D. Charles IX was born and died on 30th may 1574 A.D. he was the monarch of the house of Vaolis, who ruled as king of France, from 1560 A.D. until his death. When his brother died Francis II , Charles ascended the throne.

After many decades of tension between Catholics and Protestants, a war broke out, after the Massacre of Vassy in 1562 A.D. In the year 1572 A.D. there were a few attempts at making peace but it failed, as a hope to alleviate the tensions Charles ordered the marriage of his sister Margaret of Vaolis to Henry of Navarre who was a major protestant leader and the future king of France “Henry IV”, this was the largest attempt to keep peace with his people.

Charles had died without an heir to the throne and was  succeeded by his brother Henry III.

 

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