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Charles V

Born: 1338 AD
Died: 1380 AD
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1338 – Charles was born 31st of January at Vincennes, Île-de-France, France.

1357 – Charles tried to devalue to the currency; Marcel ordered strikes, and the Dauphin was forced to cancel his plans and recall the Estates.

1364-1380 – King of France and a member of the Valois Dynasty.

1367 – Battle of Nájera (Navarette) the English defeated Du Guesclin’s army and took the Breton prisoner.

1369 – Nobles from Gascony petitioned Charles for aid, and when the Black Prince refused to answer a summons to Paris to answer the charges, Charles judged him disloyal and declared war.

1374 – Charles had recovered all of France except Calais and Aquitaine, effectively nullifying the Treaty of Bretigny.

1376 – Pope Gregory XI, fearing a loss of the Papal States.  Charles, hoping to maintain French influence over the papacy, tried to persuade Pope Gregory XI to remain in France.

Charles spent in the consolidation of Normandy (and the neutralization of Charles of Navarre). Peace negotiations with the English continued unsuccessfully.

1380 – The King died on 16th of September and was succeeded by his twelve-year-old son, Charles VI.

His reign marked for France during the Hundred Years’ War, with his armies recovering much of the territory ceded to England at the Treaty of Bretigny.

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