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King of France Charles V
21 generations from the origin. Great x 19 grandfather.
Birth: Jan 21, 1338, Vincennes, Ile-de-France, France;
Death: Sep 16, 1380; France;
Age: 42

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  • King of France - Dates: 1364-1380


Charles V (21 January 1338 -- 16 September 1380), called the Wise, was King of France from 1364 to his death and a member of the House of Valois. His reign marked a high point for France during the Hundred Years' War, with his armies recovering much of the territory ceded to England at the Treaty of Brétigny.

Charles was born at Vincennes, Île-de-France, France, the son of King Jean II and Bonne of Luxembourg. Upon his father's succession to the throne in 1350, Charles became Dauphin of France. He was the first French heir to use the title, which is named for the region of Dauphiné, acquired by Charles' grandfather.

The future king was highly intelligent but physically weak, with pale skin and a thin, ill-proportioned body. He made a sharp contrast to his father -- who was tall, strong and sandy-haired -- and gossip at the time suggested he was not Jean's son. Similar rumors would pursue Charles' grandson, Charles VII.

Married April 8, 1350 to Jeanne de Bourbon (February 3, 1338 – February 4, 1378); producing:
Joanna (Jeanne) of France (September 1357 – 21 October 1360, at Abbaye St Antoine Des Champs, France)
John (Jean) of France (1359 – 1364)
Bonne of France (1360 – 7 December 1360, Paris, France)
John (Jean), Dauphin of France (7 June 1366, Vincennes – 21 December 1366)
Charles VI of France (3 December 1368 – 22 October 1422)
Mary (Marie), Princess of France (27 February 1370, Paris – June 1377, Paris)
Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans (13 March 1372 – 23 November 1407)
Isabella (Isabelle), Princess of France (24 July 1373, Paris – 13 February 1377, Paris)
Catherine, Princess of France (4 February 1378, Paris – November 1388, buried at Abbaye De Maubuisson, France), m. John of Berry, Count of Montpensier (son of John, Duke of Berry)

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King of France Jean (John) II
Apr 16, 1319 - Apr 8, 1364
Queen Consort of France Bonne of Luxemburg
May 20, 1315 - Sep 11, 1349
Primary or Last Marriage:
Date: Apr 8, 1350, Place: , Status: Marriage, Note:
Queen Consort of France Joanna of Bourbon
Feb 3, 1338 - Feb 6, 1378
King of France Charles VI
Great x 18 grandfather
Dec 3, 1368 - Oct 21, 1422
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