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967 – The birth of the king of France and the last Carolingian monarch. 979 – Crowned on June 8th, while his father Lothair was still alive, he shortly afterward married Adelaide, widow of Étienne, Count of Gévaudan of Aquitaine, and was established as king in Aquitaine. His frivolity, however, and his rejection of his ..

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1289 – He was born in Paris, France on the 4th of October. 1305 – He inherited the title king of Navarre on the death of his mother, on the 2nd of April. 1315 – He became king of France and was officially crowned at Reims in August. 1305 – On the 21st of September, ..

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1423 – Born on the 3rd of July at Bourges. 1436 – His marriage on the 24th of June to Margaret of Scotland, daughter of King James I of Scotland, was forced upon him and did not help their relationship. 1440 – Louis was part of the uprising known as the Praguerie, which sought to ..

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1601 – Born in Château de Fontainebleau on the 27th of September. 1610 – He ascended to the throne of France, at the age of eight and a half, upon the assassination of his father. 1624 – His administration, decisively shaping the destiny of France for the next 18 years and dying only months before ..

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1638 – The future king of France was born on the 5th day of September this year at the royal Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.   1643 – He ruled as King of France and of Navarre from May 14 of this year until his death. He acceded to the throne a few months before his fifth ..

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1710 – Born Louis, Duke of Anjou at Versailles on the 15th of February. 1714 – In August, he had made a will which granted a prominent role in the anticipated regency to his two legitimised sons by his former mistress, Madame de Montespan, the Duc de Maine and the Comte de Toulouse. 1715 – ..

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1754 – He was born this year.   1770 – He married the Austrian archduchess Marie Antoinette.   1774 – He became the king of France this year up to 1792.   1776 – He was appointed (Oct. this year) by Jacques Necker director of the treasury.   1789 – He finally convoked the States-General ..

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1773 – Born on October 6th on Paris, France. A French king who ultimately fell from power because he could not win the allegiance of the new industrial classes. 1785 – At first styled Duke de Valois, he became Duke de Chartres when his father inherited the title Duke d’Orléans. 1789 – On the outbreak ..

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480 BC – He went to Thermopylae with 300 of his finest soldiers and 1100 allies to hold the pass of Thermopylae against the hundreds of thousands of Persian soldiers who had invaded from the north of Greece under King Xerxes ‘The Great’ .   489 BC – He succeeded his half-brother Cleomenes I, he ..

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