1550 - Charles IX was born as Charles-Maximilien in the royal chateau at Saint-German-en-Laye on the 27th of June.
1560 - He inherited the throne and was crowned King of France in the cathedral at Reims.
1564 - He was made a knight of the order of the Garter on the 14th of May at St. George's, Windsor.
1570 - He married Elisabeth of Austria on the 26th of November. He was temporarily under the sway of the French Huguenot leader Gaspard de Coligny.
1572 - He oversaw the massacre of thousands of Huguenots from in and around Paris.
1574 - He died in Vincennes, Val-de-Marne on the 30th of May.
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