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Charles IX of France

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King Charles IX

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Charles IX (June 27, 1550May 30, 1574) was born Charles-Maximilien, the son of King Henri II of France and Catherine de Medici. He was born in the royal chateau at Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

After the death of his elder brother Francis II, in 1560, he inherited the throne and was crowned King of France in 1561 in the cathedral at Reims. The politics of that era was greatly influnced by the powerful and ambitious mother of Charles IX, Catherine de Medici, and the powerful Guise's.

During the reign of Charles IX, a new product designed to cure ulcers, heal wounds and other such benefits was introduced. Tobacco soon gained wide acceptance.

On November 26, 1570 he married Elisabeth of Austria. They had one daughter, Marie-Elisabeth (October 27, 1572 April 9, 1578).

In 1572, Charles IX oversaw the massacre of thousands of Huguenots (Protestants) from in and around Paris in what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.

Charles IX died at Vincennes, Val-de-Marne in 1574 and was succeeded by his brother Henri III.

Charles IX had an illegitimate son from his mistriss Marie Touchet: the Duc d'Angoulme.

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Young Charles IX


Preceded by:
Francis II
King of France
December 5, 1560May 30, 1574
Succeeded by:
Henry III

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See also

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