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Charles 106 Having purchased the Dauphine (on France's southeastern frontier)
in 1349, Charles bore the title of dauphin until his coronation. After his father,
King John II the Good, was captured by the English at Poitiers in 1356, Charles, ...
Lorraine •Charles I (b. 953— d. May 21, 992?, Orleans, Fr.), duke of Lower
Lorraine, head of the only surviving legitimate line of the Car- olingian dynasty by
987, and an unsuccessful claimant for the French throne. Son of Louis IV of
and of Guyenne, who fought in the coalitions against his brother King Louis XI of
France. The last son of King Charles VII, Charles of France was given the duchy
of Berry on his father's death in 1461. Pressed by councillors, however, the ...
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