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Charles VI, King of France

Charles VI, King of France[1, 2]

Male 1368 - 1422  (53 years)

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  • Name Charles VI  
    Royal Arms of France
    Royal Arms of France
    Suffix King of France 
    Nickname le Bien-Aimé [Beloved] 
    Born 3 Dec 1368  Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Vital 1392  [3
    "In 1392, Charles Vi, the Valois king, had gone barking (literally) mad, the first manifestation being his setting on and slaying members of his entourage, this followed by his wandering around the palace howling like a dog and forming the conviction that he was made of glass." 
    Died 21 Oct 1422  Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Saint-Denis Basilica, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10794  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2019 

    Father Charles V, King of France,   b. 21 Jan 1338, Château du Bois de Vincenne, Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1380, Château de Beauté-sur-Marne, Nogent-sur-Marne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Jeanne de Bourbon, Queen consort of France,   b. 3 Feb 1339, Château du Bois de Vincenne, Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1378, Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 8 Apr 1350  Tain-en-Viennois, Drôme Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth von Bayern-Ingolstadt, Queen consort of France,   b. ca. 1370,   d. 24 Sep 1435, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charles de France, Dauphin de Viennois,   b. 25 Sep 1386, Maison royale de Beauté, Bois de Vincennes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1386, Château du Bois de Vincennes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Isabelle de France, Dcss of Orléans,   b. 9 Nov 1389, Palais du Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 9 Sep 1409  (Age 19 years)  [Birth]
     3. Jeanne de France, Ctss of Richmond,   b. 24 Jan 1391, Château de Melun, Seine-et-Marne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1433, Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [Birth]
     4. Charles de France, Dauphin de Viennois,   b. 6 Feb 1392, Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1401, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)  [Birth]
     5. Marie de France,   b. ca. 1393, Maison royale de Beauté, Bois de Vincennes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1438, Palais-Royal, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Birth]
     6. Michelle de France, Dcss of Burgundy,   b. 12 Jan 1395, Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1422, Ghent, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
     7. Louis de France, Dauphin de Viennois,   b. 22 Jan 1397, Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1415, Hôtel de Bourbon, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     8. Jean de France, Duc de Touraine ,   b. 31 Aug 1398, Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1417, Compiègne, Oise, Picardy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Katherine of Valois, Queen consort of England,   b. 27 Oct 1401, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1437, Bermondsey Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
    +10. Charles VII, King of France,   b. 22 Feb 1403, Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1461, Château de Mehun-sur-Yèvre, Cher Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     11. Philippe de France,   b. 10 Nov 1407, Hôtel Barbette, Marais, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1407  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F3706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1368 - Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1422 - Hôtel Royal de Saint-Pol, Paris Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint-Denis Basilica, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAPET.htm#CharlesVIdied1422B.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Charles VI of France", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_VI_of_France.
      "Charles VI (3 December 1368 - 21 October 1422), called the Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé) and the Mad (French: le Fol or le Fou), was King of France from 1380 to his death. He was a member of the House of Valois."

    3. [S156] A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England, Gordon Corrigan, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 196.

    4. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 27.

    5. [S240] The Wars of the Roses, Alison Weir, (New York: Random House iBooks, 1995), Chapter 5.